PWS 500a refuses to go to UNIX SRM console - DEC

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  1. PWS 500a refuses to go to UNIX SRM console

    Hi All

    I Have a PWS 500a running Centos 4.3 , All was fine until I took the
    machine to work to carry on working on the system there. When it
    booted, it went staight to the alpha bios. I have tried to change back
    to the SRM console in the CMOS panel, It saves the configuration, but
    when I recycle the power the alpha bios comes up.

    What gives, any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks

    Spiff


  2. Re: PWS 500a refuses to go to UNIX SRM console

    capt spiff wrote in news:1176965982.041184.182180
    @d57g2000hsg.googlegroups.com:

    > Hi All
    >
    > I Have a PWS 500a running Centos 4.3 , All was fine until I took the
    > machine to work to carry on working on the system there. When it
    > booted, it went staight to the alpha bios. I have tried to change back
    > to the SRM console in the CMOS panel, It saves the configuration, but
    > when I recycle the power the alpha bios comes up.
    >
    > What gives, any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks
    >
    > Spiff
    >
    >


    Check the console variables: license and os_type
    I believe license needs to be MU. If that doesn't correct it, os_type may
    need something like OpenVMS.

    Tad

  3. Re: PWS 500a refuses to go to UNIX SRM console

    In article <1176965982.041184.182180@d57g2000hsg.googlegroups. com>, capt spiff writes:
    >What gives, any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks


    BIOS battery

    --
    Peter "EPLAN" LANGSTOEGER
    Network and OpenVMS system specialist
    E-mail peter@langstoeger.at
    A-1030 VIENNA AUSTRIA I'm not a pessimist, I'm a realist

  4. Re: PWS 500a refuses to go to UNIX SRM console

    It requires a CR2032 Battery
    Batteries Plus in the US charge about $2 for it

    You can get them at an electrical store - even Walmart !

    DT


    "Peter 'EPLAN' LANGSTOeGER" wrote in message
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    > In article <1176965982.041184.182180@d57g2000hsg.googlegroups. com>, capt
    > spiff writes:
    >>What gives, any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks

    >
    > BIOS battery
    >
    > --
    > Peter "EPLAN" LANGSTOEGER
    > Network and OpenVMS system specialist
    > E-mail peter@langstoeger.at
    > A-1030 VIENNA AUSTRIA I'm not a pessimist, I'm a realist




  5. Re: PWS 500a refuses to go to UNIX SRM console

    On Apr 20, 9:34 pm, "David Turner, Island Computers" islandco.com> wrote:
    > It requires a CR2032 Battery
    > Batteries Plus in the US charge about $2 for it
    >
    > You can get them at an electrical store - even Walmart !
    >
    > DT
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    > "Peter 'EPLAN' LANGSTOeGER" wrote in messagenews:4627b14f@news.langstoeger.at...
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    > > In article <1176965982.041184.182...@d57g2000hsg.googlegroups. com>, capt
    > > spiff writes:
    > >>What gives, any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks

    >
    > > BIOS battery

    >
    > > --
    > > Peter "EPLAN" LANGSTOEGER
    > > Network and OpenVMS system specialist
    > > E-mail p...@langstoeger.at
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    Thanks Peter will give it a go-

    Cheers

    Spiff


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