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N-Class - booting failed to initialize status = 7

 
Steven Bucek
Frequent Advisor

N-Class - booting failed to initialize status = 7

No history on this box, just trying to get an OS on it. I get the following error in the GSP

***** EARLY BOOT VFP : SYSTEM ALERT *****
SYSTEM NAME: uninitialized
DATE: 02/09/2005 TIME: 16:19:52
ALERT LEVEL: 6 = Boot possible, pending failure - action required

REASON FOR ALERT
SOURCE: 8 = I/O
SOURCE DETAIL: 3 = local bus adapter SOURCE ID: FF
PROBLEM DETAIL: 6 = configuration error

LEDs: RUN ATTENTION FAULT REMOTE POWER
FLASH FLASH ON OFF ON
LED State: Boot Failed. Running non-OS code. Non-critical error detected.
Check Chassis and Console Logs for error messages.

0x2000106683FF2164 000101FF FF01FF83 - type 4 = Physical Location
0x5800186683FF2164 00006901 09101334 - type 11 = Timestamp 02/09/2005 16:19:52
A/a: ack read of this entry - Q/q: quit Virtual Front Panel Display


When I try to 'bo lan install' or boot from external cdrom I get the following

Main Menu: Enter command or menu > bo p0
Interact with IPL (Y, N, or Cancel)?> n

Booting...
Failed to initialize.

ENTRY_INIT
Status = -3

00000000 FFFFFFFD 00000000 00000001 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 0000001B 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 454E4841 00000000 00000005 00000000 00000000 00000000 454E4846
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000400 00000000 00000006 00000000 00000029 00000000 00000000

Failed to initialize.


WARNING: One or more io slots in the system are deconfigured.

WARNING: The system io configuration does not match the expected
io configuration. There may be missing or extra lower
bus converters. There could also be one or more lower
bus converters that are not configured as expected.

Could it have something to do with the paths? they are as follow

console path 0/0/4/0.0
keyboard path 0/0/4/0.0

any thoughts?
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Stephen Keane
Honored Contributor

Re: N-Class - booting failed to initialize status = 7

At main menu

Main Menu: Enter command or menu > IN

then
Information Menu: Enter command > all

See what you've got ...
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: N-Class - booting failed to initialize status = 7

You have had a pretty significant hardware failure.

At the console:

ctrl-b

log in to gsp, usually just hit enter a few times, unless you have set a password.

sl

Read the errors. You should get an idea whats going on.

Based on what I see, Core I/O card may have failed or have unterminated devices on it.

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Florian Heigl (new acc)
Honored Contributor

Re: N-Class - booting failed to initialize status = 7

ENTRY_INIT -3 resolves to:

Can not complete call without error.
An error of unknown type prevented the call from completing correctly.

Look through IPL/PDC, there are some options for viewing / editing the hardware config and compare this what You see physically built into the box.

I'd guess You have a scsi/lan (A60031) card which is deactived for some reason.

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Scot Bean
Honored Contributor

Re: N-Class - booting failed to initialize status = 7

Looks like a serious hardware error on the machine. Appears to be slot 1. I don't think you can fix this without parts / service call.

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Install is failing with "-3", which is an "unknown failure" code. Looks like install will be blocked until HW problem is fixed.
Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: N-Class - booting failed to initialize status = 7

Steven,
have a look at this thread:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=716493758+1108040934997+28353475&threadId=785577

Solution seemed to have been replacement card.

Regards
Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: N-Class - booting failed to initialize status = 7

Steven,
is this problem resolved? What was the solution?
Thanks
Steven Bucek
Frequent Advisor

Re: N-Class - booting failed to initialize status = 7

I swapped out the core I/O with a known good one and the error still shows up exactly the same. There are no cards in any of the IO slots. Scot Bean indicated it is slot 1 that is failing, how does one determine slot 1 is failing from the gsp logs? from the 'source id'? The part number on the board that has pci slot 1 is A3639-60014, think if this is replaced the error will go away? The server took 11.i, should i put a network or scsi hba in each slot and try to excerise them with STM?

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mits
Respected Contributor

Re: N-Class - booting failed to initialize status = 7

Steven,

The information below in the GSP error log entry points the suspect IO card.

0x2000106683FF2164 000101FF FF01FF83 - type 4 = Physical Location

This physical location data points the slot 1. See old thread,

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=8500

I searched ITRC with a keyword FF01FF83. It appears there is no IO card in aly IO slot in your case. So problem may be the IO backplane.