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  1. 917LX Bootup Problem Revisited



    I disconnected and took out the disk drives and tape drive to dust everything
    off (on hindsight now, a bad idea, a very bad idea)

    After cleaning off all the months and months of dust I put everything back
    together and hooked everything back up again.

    Rebooted the box (Asterisk is on in the Remote Mode F4 key this time)

    Seemed to work ok except the system didn't recognize LDEV 2
    (a Seagate ST136475LW disc drive).

    At the ISL> prompt I went into DISCUTIL, which didn't see the
    disc drive either.

    After many times of disconnecting the drives and reconnecting, the
    system still wouldn't recognize the disc drive.

    Now the error is even worse -- At bootup time I am getting an
    ENTRY INIT status =-4 error with a hex display:

    0B300040 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    00000345 0000BF30 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000

    Anyone have an idea what is wrong?

    TIA,
    Brian Donaldson.

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  2. Re: 917LX Bootup Problem Revisited

    Brina,

    I have a short memory, but the last time I saw something like this I was
    in the same position that you are. Very frustrated. It turned out to
    be an UNTERMINATED SCSI bus. I would check and double check that all of
    your single ended SCSI channels are terminated.

    Thanks
    Scott.

    Brian Donaldson wrote:
    >
    >
    > I disconnected and took out the disk drives and tape drive to dust everything
    > off (on hindsight now, a bad idea, a very bad idea)
    >
    > After cleaning off all the months and months of dust I put everything back
    > together and hooked everything back up again.
    >
    > Rebooted the box (Asterisk is on in the Remote Mode F4 key this time)
    >
    > Seemed to work ok except the system didn't recognize LDEV 2
    > (a Seagate ST136475LW disc drive).
    >
    > At the ISL> prompt I went into DISCUTIL, which didn't see the
    > disc drive either.
    >
    > After many times of disconnecting the drives and reconnecting, the
    > system still wouldn't recognize the disc drive.
    >
    > Now the error is even worse -- At bootup time I am getting an
    > ENTRY INIT status =-4 error with a hex display:
    >
    > 0B300040 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    > 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    > 00000345 0000BF30 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    > 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    >
    > Anyone have an idea what is wrong?
    >
    > TIA,
    > Brian Donaldson.
    >
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    >
    >


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    Scott Petersen wrote: Brina,

    I have a short memory, but the last time I saw something like this I was
    in the same position that you are. Very frustrated. It turned out to
    be an UNTERMINATED SCSI bus. I would check and double check that all of
    your single ended SCSI channels are terminated.




    Brian,

    I agree with everything Scott said... I would also add...

    Look for bent pins on the SCSI cable.

    -Craig


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  4. Re: 917LX Bootup Problem Revisited

    Or check the power. perhaps the jumpers if you might have moved them or
    by some weird chance you knocked them off.

    Craig Lalley wrote:
    > Scott Petersen wrote: Brina,
    >
    > I have a short memory, but the last time I saw something like this I was
    > in the same position that you are. Very frustrated. It turned out to
    > be an UNTERMINATED SCSI bus. I would check and double check that all of
    > your single ended SCSI channels are terminated.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Brian,
    >
    > I agree with everything Scott said... I would also add...
    >
    > Look for bent pins on the SCSI cable.
    >
    > -Craig
    >
    >
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    >
    >



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  5. Re: 917LX Bootup Problem Revisited

    In these boxes, the flat ribbon cable can get nicked or damaged by
    removing the disk bay--------check that to!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bill

    Craig Lalley wrote:
    > Scott Petersen wrote: Brina,
    >
    > I have a short memory, but the last time I saw something like this I was
    > in the same position that you are. Very frustrated. It turned out to
    > be an UNTERMINATED SCSI bus. I would check and double check that all of
    > your single ended SCSI channels are terminated.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Brian,
    >
    > I agree with everything Scott said... I would also add...
    >
    > Look for bent pins on the SCSI cable.
    >
    > -Craig
    >
    >
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    > * etc., please visit http://raven.utc.edu/archives/hp3000-l.html *
    >
    >
    >


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