[rescue] SGI Crimson boot sequence?
fdion at atriumwindows.com
Mon May 31 14:39:10 CDT 2004
Andrew Weiss wrote:
> On May 31, 2004, at 11:17 AM, Francois Dion wrote:
>> I pulled the RM3s and they turned out to be a pair of RM2s, not RM3.
>> Since I had a spare RM2, I tried that and it worked. Swapped the
>> original back in and it worked too, so I guess a bad contact on one
>> of the RM2 pin or something.
> This means you have a VGX. Or a half-VGX. I think mine was like that
> when I got it (labelled VGXT but actually a VGX) and I had a bad DG
> board or something. (it has been a while)... so I went to Dan's place
> and swapped out like 3 boards. I got a good DG board and two RM3's as
> well as a GM3B to replace my GM3
> Check here... it's not a Crimson, but it's the same exact machine.
Looks similar to mine, except I only have 14 slots as this is a deskside.
> I think it's supposed to go to a ROM prompt (terminology failing
> here). It's a menu of like 5 items and/or it auto-boots the OS.
That's what I tought, but of course it's not happening. I tried
connecting to the serial port and I'm not getting anything either. A
crimson only needs pin 2 -> pin 3, pin 3-> pin 2 and groung to ground
(pin 7 on the crimson side and pin 5 on the laptop side) right, like an
Onyx or Challenge?
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