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Hardware reset DL580

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David Stavert
Occasional Advisor

Hardware reset DL580

I have a DL580 G1 that rebooted in the middle of a ROMPAQ update. It now won't boot at all. I can't find any reference to the hardware reset. Anyone??

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Re: Hardware reset DL580


Have you already tried to update the bios again ( ) Yes... again but with a new diskette.

If you have tried again and the diskette install still does not apply, then do the following:

Power off the server and open the server up.

1. Set configuration switches 1, 4, 5, and 6 on the system maintenance switch block to ON to enable disaster mode.
2. Insert the new bios diskette in the floppy.
3. Power on the server. The keyboard, mouse and monitor are now all inactive.
4. The server will make 2 long beeps, to indicate that it is in Disaster Recovery Mode, and you should insert the ROMPaq diskette.
5. The server reads the diskette for the latest ROM image.
Note: If the diskette is not in place, the system continues to beep until a valid ROMPaq diskette is inserted.
6. The ROMPaq diskette will flash the system ROM.
7. If the flash is sucessful, then the server will issue a series of beeps in an assending order.
8. After successful completion of this process;
a. Power down the server
b. Reset configuration switches 1, 4, 5 and 6
c. Power up the server as usual.

You can use the ProLaint 580 Maintenance and Service Guide for reference.

Let me know if you don't get the bios re-flashed?
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David Stavert
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Re: Hardware reset DL580

That did the trick.

Many Thanks.
David Stavert
Occasional Advisor

Re: Hardware reset DL580

I did get the initial reset. I tried to re apply the bios update and the update failed. The server will now not boot again.
When I set the Disaster Recovery switches I get the beeps and I get the initial post floppy access (brief light flash) then shortly later I get a longer floppy access but not more than a few, maybe 5, seconds. When the recovery worked the access was much longer perhaps 45 seconds to a minute.
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Re: Hardware reset DL580

Nowadays it's a broken link,
anyone know the new one for the rompaq files?
(not the updates).