[rescue] Sun 3/180 help requested

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Oct 24 23:02:45 CDT 2004

Patrick Giagnocavo declared on Sunday 24 October 2004 09:36 pm:
> On Sun, Oct 24, 2004 at 09:29:02PM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > So, I've tried booting my Sun 3/180, and can't get it to work.  With
> > the switch set to "diag" on the back, I get the following output:
> >
> >
> > Boot PROM Selftest
> >
> > MMU Protected Page Test
> > Parity Test
> >  Err 9: Bad parity should cause nmi
> what part of parity it is failing on?  Could it just be a bad stick of

All I know is what you see there.

> RAM?

Well, the ram is *soldered* on the CPU board (I removed the other memory 
VME board to verify that wasn't the problem first.

> I *think* even the Sun3's have a command in the boot PROM that lets
> you test all the memory.  What happens if you set it to normal and
> then run the memory-test-all command?

If I set it to normal, it doesn't get to the PROM monitor, or give any 
output on the serial port.

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