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fresh install failure on as1000

Occasional Advisor

fresh install failure on as1000

is there something i missed ?

i do boot dka400 (cdrom) and the the following occurs:

regards, Markus

>>>boot dka400
(boot dka400.4.0.2000.0)
block 0 of dka400.4.0.2000.0 is a valid boot block
reading 15 blocks from dka400.4.0.2000.0
bootstrap code read in
Building FRU table
FRU table size = 0xab4
base = 1c4000, image_start = 0, image_bytes = 1e00
initializing HWRPB at 2000
initializing page table at 17fce000
initializing machine state
setting affinity to the primary CPU
jumping to bootstrap code

UNIX boot - Wednesday August 01, 2001

Loading vmunix ...
Loading at 0xffffffff00000000

text = 7074304
data = 1718352
bss = 2258496
Starting at 0xffffffff000104c0

Alpha boot: available memory from 0x1596000 to 0x17fcc000
Compaq Tru64 UNIX V5.1A (Rev. 1885); Wed Aug 1 15:16:14 EDT 2001
physical memory = 512.00 megabytes.
available memory = 482.21 megabytes.
using 472 buffers containing 3.68 megabytes of memory
> Firmware revision: 5.8
PALcode: UNIX version 1.23-6
AlphaServer 1000A 5/300
Mem_size = 400588800, consmem = 252
pci0 (primary bus:0) at nexus
eisa0 at pci0
pci1 (primary bus:0 subordinate bus:2) at pci0 slot 8
isp0 at pci1 slot 0
isp0: QLOGIC ISP1020A
isp0: Firmware revision 5.57 (loaded by console)
scsi0 at isp0 slot 0 rad 0
tu0: DECchip 21040: Revision: 2.4
tu0 at pci0 slot 11
tu0: DEC TULIP (10Mbps) Ethernet Interface, hardware address:
tu0: console mode: selecting 10BaseT (UTP) port: half duplex
s3trio0: S3 Trio64V+ (SVGA) Plug-N-Play, 2.0 Mb
s3trio0 at pci0 slot 12
Created FRU table binary error log packet
configure_console: No serial driver from get_info
No kernel console driver installed
NetRAIN configured.

WARNING: preposterous time in file system

WARNING: preposterous time in TOY clock

Setting system time to January 1 1996 -- CHECK AND RESET THE DATE!!

vm_swap_init: warning UNSPECIFIED swap device not found
vm_swap_init: swap is re-set to lazy (over commitment) mode
panic (cpu 0): System does not have a console configured.
syncing disks... done

DUMP: Warning: no disk available for dump.

DUMP: first crash dump failed: attempting memory dump...
DUMP: compressing 27632KB into 339191KB memory...
DUMP: Starting Address Ending Address Size(MB)
DUMP: ------------------ ------------------ --------
DUMP: 0xfffffc0017d2c000 - 0xfffffc0017fcbfef 2.6 (indicator)
DUMP: Writing data.. [2MB]
DUMP: crash dump complete.

halted CPU 0

halt code = 5

Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: fresh install failure on as1000

First read this:

Did you get some ECU warnings?
Please send output of:
>>> show config
>>> show *
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: fresh install failure on as1000

Verify that the SRM environment console variables are correctly set:

"panic (cpu 0): System does not have a console configured."

set console graphics
set console serial

show os_type
set boot_osflags A
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Johan Brusche
Honored Contributor

Re: fresh install failure on as1000

The only solution is to run the EISA Configuration Utility for Unix/VMS (ecu), just select save and exit, then the console will be back. (Guess you ran a firmware update before installing the OS).



Occasional Advisor

Re: fresh install failure on as1000

All I had to do was run the Unix ECU and save the configuration. Now I am able to boot the system through CD but I have received following error during installation,

Cam_logger: SCSI event packet
Cam_logger: hardwareid= -54 bus 0 target 5 lun 0
Medium error at block number =1243345
hard error detected
Hardware id = -54
dec rrd45 (c) DEC0436
Active CCB at time f error
CCDB request completed with an error
non revocerable medium error

I have cross checked terminators and cable every thing seems to be ok. shall I ignore this error.
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: fresh install failure on as1000


it looks like a bad cd. Try another one or try makeing a copy.


Occasional Advisor

Re: fresh install failure on as1000

All I had to do was run the Unix ECU and save the configuration. I now
have Tru64 5.1 up and running.... The CD was quite ok and I was ignored the error and gohead to install the of.

Thanks to all who offered assistance.

A tried a few other things myself;

1) I loaded the supplied firmware for 4.0F, 5.0A, and 5.1 and ALL do the same thing.

2) I tried the second AS1000 (there were 2 collecting dust, this one not the
"A" model) and it also does the same thing. It must be something in common (me? ;-)
The "same thing" is;

Boot install CD, and if using console = graphics, install panic dumps with
a "console ..." This is the same if I try to use the built in graphics adapter in the AS1000 (the AS1000A apparently does not have a built in graphics adapter) or the external PCI graphics adapters (I tried 2
different adapter types).

When I try to remove the graphics cards and set console = serial (run init)
the install CD boots and then panic's because I do not have a console
configured (funny, I thought the serial console should be good enough).

If I figure it out some day, I will post a update. Other than that, my 2 AS1000's are boat anchors :-(