[rescue] Help needed rescuing a HP9000/K370

Andrew Gaylard ag at computer.org
Mon Oct 16 09:05:48 CDT 2006

On 10/16/06, Andrew Weiss <ajwdsp at cloud9.net> wrote:
> On Oct 16, 2006, at 2:22 AM, Andrew Gaylard wrote:
> >
> > Yeah, I know that.  But before I even get that far, simply going from
> > a single CPU in slot 0 to CPUs in slots 0 and 1 (both in the front),
> > the CPU in slot 1 isn't seen by the BIOS.  This is on the K570.
> >
> > On the K370, I get a little further: the system sees CPUs 0, 1, and 2.
> > But when I put the last one into slot 3, the box refuses to turn on!
> >
> > Am I doing something stupid here?
> I think one of the processor slots has to be a memory board in
> certain configurations.
> I will check tonight since I have an official K class service manual.

Hang on, it's working: I tried moving all the RAM and CPUs to the
second K370, and it had no problems at all with exactly the same
layout.  Odd.

For the love of all that is holy, however, do not call the firmware
> interface on a non-PC server a BIOS.

I also upgraded to the latest BIOS, oops, I mean "firmware", just
for good measure.

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