Earl D. Baugh Jr.
earl at baugh.org
Thu Nov 3 21:57:19 CST 2005
I've got a E420R that I've been slowly working on....it's been a bit
since I've had any time to
tinker with it, but work and wife getting laid off (which was ok, she
survived like 17 layoffs at AT&T
and was happy to finally get a package...nice severance, and we've
not had to touch it yet)
has kept me busy.
Anyway, to the question/problem. It does the initial power on
ok. And with the video card
I got from Bill, I now can see it thru the Lightwave KVM switch. All
very nifty. I can probe
the SCSI bus, and get back info on the two drives, and the DVD (or
CD...have one of both
to play with). Initializes memory fine.
A"boot cdrom" yields a hung system. No lights on the drive, no
nothing. No activity.
Can't even stop-A. Have to power cycle to get it to restart.
So, I did a test-all from the prom monitor.
The results were:
(video test, funky pattern, then RGB stripes)
Testing /pci at 1f, 4000/scsi at 3,1
No targets found.
Selftest failed. Return code = -1.
Testing /pci at 1f,4000/scsi at 3
Testing /pci at 1f,4000/network at 1,1
Internal loopback test -- succeeded.
Testing /pci at 1f,4000/ebus at 1/fdthre at 14,3023f0
Testing floppy disk system. A formatted disk should be in the drive.
Recalibrate failed. The floppy drive is either missing,
improperly connected, or defective
Selftest failed. Return code = -1
I'm not sure about this first test, is that a problem? I can do a probe-scsi
and get report from the two drives and DVD or CD just fine.
Any suggestions? The drives show up as Target 0, Unit 0 Target 1,
Unit 0, (both Segate ST336605LSUN36G drives) and Target 6 Unit 0 ( TOSHIBA DVD)
I'm not sure where to try next...could this be bad SCSI config?
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