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Intalling HP-UX on 9000 from scratch. Not able to get terminal talking

 
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Lewis Ticknor
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Intalling HP-UX on 9000 from scratch. Not able to get terminal talking

Hello,

I am installing an HP 9000 using a C1064W Terminal. When booting up there is no boot device found even though I have the Recovery CD in the CDROM. I also have the terminal hooked up to the 9 pin console port. The keyboard is working fine with the monitor but how do I tell if I am communicating with the server.

Sorry I am such a newb. Please help.

tik
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Torsten.
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Re: Intalling HP-UX on 9000 from scratch. Not able to get terminal talking

What server model do you have?

If you say "no boot device found", did you read this from the console?

If you have problems with the console, try to reset to default. Power off, hold down the "d" key for some seconds while powering on.

Hope this helps!
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Lewis Ticknor
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Re: Intalling HP-UX on 9000 from scratch. Not able to get terminal talking

Thank you very much for your time.

The Server is an HP9000 Mod.250/1

There is an LED display that shows it going through all of it's tests successfully I assume and then errors, no boot device found.

I am able to go into the terminal and restore the default settings.

I forgot to mention that I am using a nine pin cable attaching to the nine pin male connector on the back of the C1064W going to the nine pin male connector on the back of the HP 9000 where it says "console".

I don't even know if the cable is good so I will check that as well.

Torsten.
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Re: Intalling HP-UX on 9000 from scratch. Not able to get terminal talking

IIRC the 9 pin port is labeled port 2, but the default for connects is port 1. You need to configure th terminal to use port 2.

Hope this helps!
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Lewis Ticknor
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Re: Intalling HP-UX on 9000 from scratch. Not able to get terminal talking

Thank you,

I will try that!

Lewis Ticknor
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Re: Intalling HP-UX on 9000 from scratch. Not able to get terminal talking

OK,

Please think real basic here.

When I select "Serial 2" on the terminal configuration and power off the server and power it back on the LED Display reads:

INIT C640
Serial 1 CPU 0

When I change the terminal back to "Serial 1" then power off and back on the LED Display reads:

WARN A008
BOOT DEV CPU 0

So it appears that the terminal is communicating with the server.

I set the Baud rate to 9600 to see if I could make it do something.

Shouldn't I see something on the monitor of the C1064W when I turn the server on.

I just get the blinking cursor.

Thank you so much.

tik
Torsten.
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Re: Intalling HP-UX on 9000 from scratch. Not able to get terminal talking

Long time ago ...

LED code A008 = No bootable device found

(there is no bootable disk at the specified path)

LED code C640 = Initializing default console path


If you see C640 you should see the boot menu on the screen.

You may also try a PC witn a null modem cable and a terminal emulation like putty.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Lewis Ticknor
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Re: Intalling HP-UX on 9000 from scratch. Not able to get terminal talking

Thank you.

I assume the 9-pin cable should be straight through?

I will try and get something going with the PC as well.

Hmmmm....

Thanx again.

tik
Torsten.
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Re: Intalling HP-UX on 9000 from scratch. Not able to get terminal talking

Something that came in my mind - if there is an access port card installed in this server (AFAIR a modem connection and another serial connection) you need to connect the serial terminal to that port.

Hope this helps!
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Lewis Ticknor
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Re: Intalling HP-UX on 9000 from scratch. Not able to get terminal talking

Thanx, I'll try it!
Lewis Ticknor
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Re: Intalling HP-UX on 9000 from scratch. Not able to get terminal talking

Hello, well thank you so much. Got it going with hyperterminal and everything seems to be working hardware wise. Next problem...the customer does not have the core install disc for HP-UX 10.2 The contractor possibly held on to it throughout all of Europe. They have all the HP-UX application software but not the core install. Would anyone know where I could get this?

Thanx

tik
Bill Hassell
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Re: Intalling HP-UX on 9000 from scratch. Not able to get terminal talking

> .the customer does not have the core install disc for HP-UX 10.2 The contractor possibly held on to it throughout all of Europe. They have all the HP-UX application software but not the core install. Would anyone know where I could get this?

10.20 has been obsolete for many years so it is not available from HP. You might find a copy on eBay or similar location. Note that there are several CD versions of 10.20...try to find the most recent (dated about 2001).


Bill Hassell, sysadmin