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boot procedure hang problem with an ES40

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stephen peng
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boot procedure hang problem with an ES40

dear all,
i've got a problem of an ES40.when i power on the server, i could read from the LCD monitor that the self test procedure was ok, and it came to show "ALPHASERVER ES40", and the P>>> prompt was show on the monitor. but when i input boot dka0(system disk) or boot dqa0(cdrom), the procedure was unusual:
(boot dqa0.0.0.15.0 -flags A)
block 0 of dqa0.0.0.15.0 is a valid boot block
reading 15 blocks from dqa0.0.0.15.0
bootstrap code read in
base=2000000, image_start=0, image_bytes=1e00(7680
initializing HWRPB at 2000
initializing page table at 3ff56000
initializing machine state
setting affinity to the primary CPU
jumping to bootstrap code

then, the boot procedure seemed hanging there, no further display.

what could be the problem that cause this situation?

thanks a lot!
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: boot procedure hang problem with an ES40

What is "the monitor"? Where do you "input"?
What is connected where? Graphics and
keyboard? Serial terminal (or emulator)?

> then, the boot procedure seemed hanging
> there, no further display.

Any disk activity after that? Did the system
boot successfully?

>>>show console
stephen peng
Valued Contributor

Re: boot procedure hang problem with an ES40

Steven,
i used i graphic monitor, and i input "boot dka0" at the P>>> prompt. and when the boot procedure seemed hung watching from the graphic monitor, the disk(when boot dka0) or the cdrom(when boot cdrom) status light still brinkling for a while.
the server has not been used for a while, and i can't not get its network configuration, so i could not tell whether the os was up or not.

thank you for your reply
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: boot procedure hang problem with an ES40

Again:

>>>show console
stephen peng
Valued Contributor

Re: boot procedure hang problem with an ES40

what is the purpose to show console?
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: boot procedure hang problem with an ES40

"then, the boot procedure seemed hanging there, no further display."

Because boot procedure continues to be displayed on console (only Console).

So do:
>>> set console graphics
>>> init

And let us know if boot procedure continues.

In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
stephen peng
Valued Contributor

Re: boot procedure hang problem with an ES40

Steven and Vladimir,
thank you for your hint, i think i figure out what happened to that server. i will see that console configuration tomorrow and make right change, and i will show you the outcoming.

thanks a lot
stephen peng
Valued Contributor

Re: boot procedure hang problem with an ES40

that was because of console mode.