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PA RISC Boot Issues

I am trying to boot a PA RISC box. I am getting stuck trying to pass the GSP. When I type in CO:
"Leaving Guardian Service Processor Command Interface and entering Console mode. Type Ctrl-B to reactivate the GSP Command Interface".

This is as far as it will go. I never reach the BHC to boot the box from media. I can ^b back into the gsp, but that is the extent of my options.

I've examined the error logs. I did not see any errors that would keep the box from booting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Will Burn.
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Re: PA RISC Boot Issues

could u reset(RS) and watch how far it is going? Was that a working server? what was the need for reboot?
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Re: PA RISC Boot Issues

Try the 'rs' from the GSP and see if it workks . The last option would be to press the "power" button !!!

Rgds/ James
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Re: PA RISC Boot Issues

If I issue a rs the system
I get a few errors that I can A past:
SYSTEM NAME: imhppa
DATE: 10/19/2007 TIME: 17:15:04
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: 0 = no problem detail

SYSTEM NAME: imhppa
DATE: 10/19/2007 TIME: 17:15:04
ALERT LEVEL: 6 = Boot possible, pending failure - action required
REASON FOR ALERT
SOURCE: 8 = I/O
SOURCE DETAIL: 2 = system bus adapter SOURCE ID: 0
PROBLEM DETAIL: 3 = function failure

SYSTEM NAME: imhppa
DATE: 10/19/2007 TIME: 17:15:04
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: 0 = no problem detail

REASON FOR ALERT
SOURCE: 8 = I/O
SOURCE DETAIL: 9 = serial SOURCE ID: 0
PROBLEM DETAIL: 3 = functional failure


These appear a few times, I ack past them.


Then it stops here:
processor unspecified 1000



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Re: PA RISC Boot Issues


Will,

You can do the following HP-UX command can be used to reset GSP.

stty +resetGSP
This functions the same as pressing the GSP reset button, response to query on
the system console is required.


WK
Problem never ends, you must know how to fix it
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Re: PA RISC Boot Issues

I failed to mention we bought the box used. I have yet to install any OS on this machine.
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Re: PA RISC Boot Issues

From GSP ( ctrl-b>. Issue RS command to reset the server. Watch the screen. After self tests you will have 10 seconds to interupt the boot sequence.

From there you will be at the BCH and can boot disks, DVD, whatever you would like.

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Re: PA RISC Boot Issues

Forgot to add.

CO is only good if an OS is running, i.e. transfer the screen from the MP to a console session. No OS no response when in console mode.

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Re: PA RISC Boot Issues

My only options during the POST are:
*****************************************
Invalid choice. Q/q: quit EARLY BOOT VFP
*****************************************

That is from the start of the self tests to the point I stated it stops. Perhaps it's hanging on the processor self test?
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Re: PA RISC Boot Issues

Hi Will,

Can you tell us the machine type?

From one of your posts the machine seems to be complaining about IO.

Can you:
pull out the power for 30 seconds
reconnect the power leads
go onto the GSP
collect the logs and post them here once the machine has appeared to "fail"
(CTRL B> SL) fairly generic but might be DL

Phil