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Jumping to BootStrap Code

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Ashwini_2
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Jumping to BootStrap Code

I am facing a problem when I am trying to update the Firmware for a Tru64 Unix 4.0F Operating System through the Alpha firmware V6.5 CD. The console hangs at the message "jumping to bootstrap code".
Following is the console output:
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P00>>>boot DKA500
(boot dka500.5.0.2000.1 -flags A)
block 0 of dka500.5.0.2000.1 is a valid boot block
reading 1081 blocks from dka500.5.0.2000.1
bootstrap code read in
base=200000, image_start=0, image_bytes=87200
initializing HWRPB at 2000
initializing page table at 3ff6e000
initializing machine state
setting affinity to the primary CPU
jumping to bootstrap code
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When I manually mount the CD, I am able to see the contents of the same. Hence I presumed that the CDROM drive should be working fine.

Would be grateful if anybody could help.

Thanks and Regards,
Ashwini
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Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: Jumping to BootStrap Code

Is there any difference when you boot with:
>>> boot -flag 0,80 DKA500
Are you using serial or graphics console?
(>>> show console)
What alpha server do you have?
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Ninad_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Jumping to BootStrap Code

Ashwini,

Did you give it enough time to boot? Was there any activity of the server or CDROM when you felt it has hung ?
After mounting the CD - just try to do a dd to read the starting few MB of the CD drive
dd if=/dev/dsk/cxtydzs2 of=/dev/null bs=256 count=80
This will read 10 MB of the CD data from the begining. Check if its gicing any errors while reading.

Regards,
Ninad
Ashwini_2
Occasional Visitor

Re: Jumping to BootStrap Code

Hello Vladimir,
Here are the observations:

There is no difference when I use the command:
>>> boot -flag 0,80 DKA500
The console still hangs at "jumping to bootstrap code".
I am using Serial console and the server is a DS20 alpha server.


Hello Ninad,
I am able to mount the CD and view the contents of the CD.
Here are the commands I used:
# mount -r -t cdfs /dev/rz5c /cdrom
# ls /cdrom
AASMOR ARCHIVE DOC FW_APB.EXE;1 TS202C
ALPHA AS1200 DS10 GS140 UTILITY
ALPHA800 AS4X00 DS20 GS320 XP1000
ALPHA8X00 AS8X00 DS20L MONET
ALPHAPC164LX CIXCD DS25 OPTIONS
ALPHAPC164SX DMCC21164A ES40 QVET
ALPHAVME5 DMCC21264 ES45 SMMTABLE.TXT;1

And here is the output of the command suggested by you:
# dd if=/cdrom of=/dev/null bs=256 count=80
8+0 records in
8+0 records out

I thank both of you for replying to my messages.

Rgds,
Ashwini
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Jumping to BootStrap Code

First, I hope that the terminal is connected to COM1 serial port (not COM2).
Do you have graphics card? Did you try to do it from graphics console?
Can you send output of
>>> show *
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Ashwini_2
Occasional Visitor

Re: Jumping to BootStrap Code

Hello Vladimir,
You got it right!!! The terminal was connected to COM2. I switched that to COM1 and booted the CD. The firmware has been updated. Thank you so much for giving me the solution to my problem.

Rgds,
Ashwini