Tezro build. - SGI

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    I just got a pair of shiny new Tezros in, and being the guy I am, the
    first thing I do is repartition the system drive (4GB of swap is a bit
    excessive, guys) and do a fresh installation.

    So I create a roboinst entry for these machines, add bootptab entries,
    etc, etc, and so on and so forth.

    Anyway, I can boot fx from the network just fine, and I can boot sash, but
    attempting to load the installation tools is a no go.

    CD and bootp both yeild the same result:

    System Maintenance Menu

    1) Start System
    2) Install System Software
    3) Run Diagnostics
    4) Recover System
    5) Enter Command Monitor

    Option? 2


    Installing System Software...

    Press to return to the menu.



    1) Remote Directory 2)[Local CD-ROM]
    *a) Local SCSI CD-ROM drive 0, on controller 2

    Enter 1-2 to select source type, a to select the source, to quit,
    or to start:


    Insert the installation CD-ROM, then press :

    A 000 001c01:
    A 000 001c01: *** TLB Refill Exception on node 0
    A 000 001c01: *** EPC: 0xa80000000129c728 (0xa80000000129c728)
    A 000 001c01: *** Press ENTER to continue.
    A 000 001c01: POD SysCt Unc>

    Command Monitor. Type "exit" to return to the menu.
    >> bootp()dragon:/dist/overlay_1/stand/fx.64 -x

    Obtaining /dist/overlay_1/stand/fx.64 from server dragon
    2112+112288+27757+10880 entry: 0xa80000000103f0f0
    SGI Version 6.5 ARCS BE64 Jul 7, 2003
    fx: "device-name" = (dksc)
    fx: ctlr# = (0)
    fx: drive# = (1)
    ....opening dksc(0,1,0)
    ....drive selftest...OK
    Scsi drive type == SGI ST318453LC 2741

    ----- please choose one (? for help, .. to quit this menu)-----
    [exi]t [d]ebug/ [l]abel/ [a]uto
    [b]adblock/ [exe]rcise/ [r]epartition/
    fx>

    >> bootp()dragon:/dist/boot/sa(sash64)

    Obtaining /dist/boot/sa(sash64) from server dragon
    896+111372+16725+3848 entry: 0xa8000000012a6d5c
    Standalone Shell SGI Version 6.5 ARCS Jul 7, 2003 (64 Bit)
    sash:

    >> bootp()dragon:/dist/boot/sa(sash64) mrmode=custom

    mrconfig=dragon:/dist/boot/roboinst/custom/djinn
    Obtaining /dist/boot/sa(sash64) from server dragon
    896+111372+16725+3848 entry: 0xa8000000012a6d5c
    A 000 001c01:
    A 000 001c01: *** TLB Refill Exception on node 0
    A 000 001c01: *** EPC: 0xa80000000129c728 (0xa80000000129c728)
    A 000 001c01: *** Press ENTER to continue.
    A 000 001c01: POD SysCt Unc>

    Anyone have any ideas for me? I have 6.5.22 on the way already, but I
    have people waiting on these machines, and 6.5.21 Installation Tools
    appear to be broken, and I don't know how long SGI is going to take to
    ship 6.5.22 since I had to deal with a person (Order Software Updates on
    support.sgi.com returns Internal Server Error and has for several months
    now for me, yay).

    Jamie Bowden
    --
    "It was half way to Rivendell when the drugs began to take hold"
    Hunter S Tolkien "Fear and Loathing in Barad Dur"
    Iain Bowen


  2. Re: Tezro build.

    Jamie Bowden wrote in message news:...
    > I just got a pair of shiny new Tezros in, and being the guy I am, the
    > first thing I do is repartition the system drive (4GB of swap is a bit
    > excessive, guys) and do a fresh installation.
    >
    > So I create a roboinst entry for these machines, add bootptab entries,
    > etc, etc, and so on and so forth.
    >
    > Anyway, I can boot fx from the network just fine, and I can boot sash, but
    > attempting to load the installation tools is a no go.
    >
    > CD and bootp both yeild the same result:
    >
    > System Maintenance Menu
    >
    > 1) Start System
    > 2) Install System Software
    > 3) Run Diagnostics
    > 4) Recover System
    > 5) Enter Command Monitor
    >
    > Option? 2
    >
    >
    > Installing System Software...
    >
    > Press to return to the menu.
    >
    >
    >
    > 1) Remote Directory 2)[Local CD-ROM]
    > *a) Local SCSI CD-ROM drive 0, on controller 2
    >
    > Enter 1-2 to select source type, a to select the source, to quit,
    > or to start:
    >
    >
    > Insert the installation CD-ROM, then press :
    >
    > A 000 001c01:
    > A 000 001c01: *** TLB Refill Exception on node 0
    > A 000 001c01: *** EPC: 0xa80000000129c728 (0xa80000000129c728)
    > A 000 001c01: *** Press ENTER to continue.
    > A 000 001c01: POD SysCt Unc>
    >
    > Command Monitor. Type "exit" to return to the menu.
    > >> bootp()dragon:/dist/overlay_1/stand/fx.64 -x

    > Obtaining /dist/overlay_1/stand/fx.64 from server dragon
    > 2112+112288+27757+10880 entry: 0xa80000000103f0f0
    > SGI Version 6.5 ARCS BE64 Jul 7, 2003
    > fx: "device-name" = (dksc)
    > fx: ctlr# = (0)
    > fx: drive# = (1)
    > ...opening dksc(0,1,0)
    > ...drive selftest...OK
    > Scsi drive type == SGI ST318453LC 2741
    >
    > ----- please choose one (? for help, .. to quit this menu)-----
    > [exi]t [d]ebug/ [l]abel/ [a]uto
    > [b]adblock/ [exe]rcise/ [r]epartition/
    > fx>
    >
    > >> bootp()dragon:/dist/boot/sa(sash64)

    > Obtaining /dist/boot/sa(sash64) from server dragon
    > 896+111372+16725+3848 entry: 0xa8000000012a6d5c
    > Standalone Shell SGI Version 6.5 ARCS Jul 7, 2003 (64 Bit)
    > sash:
    >
    > >> bootp()dragon:/dist/boot/sa(sash64) mrmode=custom

    > mrconfig=dragon:/dist/boot/roboinst/custom/djinn
    > Obtaining /dist/boot/sa(sash64) from server dragon
    > 896+111372+16725+3848 entry: 0xa8000000012a6d5c
    > A 000 001c01:
    > A 000 001c01: *** TLB Refill Exception on node 0
    > A 000 001c01: *** EPC: 0xa80000000129c728 (0xa80000000129c728)
    > A 000 001c01: *** Press ENTER to continue.
    > A 000 001c01: POD SysCt Unc>
    >
    > Anyone have any ideas for me? I have 6.5.22 on the way already, but I
    > have people waiting on these machines, and 6.5.21 Installation Tools
    > appear to be broken, and I don't know how long SGI is going to take to
    > ship 6.5.22 since I had to deal with a person (Order Software Updates on
    > support.sgi.com returns Internal Server Error and has for several months
    > now for me, yay).
    >
    > Jamie Bowden


    Did you ever figure out what the problem was??
    I just got a Tezro in at work and it has 4gb swap space allocated...

    Neil

  3. Re: Tezro build.

    On 12 Dec 2003, Neil Rudzinski wrote:

    > Jamie Bowden wrote in message
    > news:...


    > > Anyone have any ideas for me? I have 6.5.22 on the way already, but I
    > > have people waiting on these machines, and 6.5.21 Installation Tools
    > > appear to be broken, and I don't know how long SGI is going to take to
    > > ship 6.5.22 since I had to deal with a person (Order Software Updates
    > > on support.sgi.com returns Internal Server Error and has for several
    > > months now for me, yay).


    > Did you ever figure out what the problem was?? I just got a Tezro in at
    > work and it has 4gb swap space allocated...


    Yeah, the Tezro PROM falls back to serial console with no K/V/M attached,
    but the the miniroot apparently can't hadle this. Setting the console to
    d in the prom made mr happy, and then I promptly forgot to set it back so
    when I dragged the first one to the user's office and reconnected
    everything, I got a blank screen. Yay.

    Jamie Bowden
    --
    "It was half way to Rivendell when the drugs began to take hold"
    Hunter S Tolkien "Fear and Loathing in Barad Dur"
    Iain Bowen


  4. Re: Tezro build.

    Jamie Bowden wrote in message news:...
    > On 12 Dec 2003, Neil Rudzinski wrote:
    >
    > > Jamie Bowden wrote in message
    > > news:...

    >
    > > > Anyone have any ideas for me? I have 6.5.22 on the way already, but I
    > > > have people waiting on these machines, and 6.5.21 Installation Tools
    > > > appear to be broken, and I don't know how long SGI is going to take to
    > > > ship 6.5.22 since I had to deal with a person (Order Software Updates
    > > > on support.sgi.com returns Internal Server Error and has for several
    > > > months now for me, yay).

    >
    > > Did you ever figure out what the problem was?? I just got a Tezro in at
    > > work and it has 4gb swap space allocated...

    >
    > Yeah, the Tezro PROM falls back to serial console with no K/V/M attached,
    > but the the miniroot apparently can't hadle this. Setting the console to
    > d in the prom made mr happy, and then I promptly forgot to set it back so
    > when I dragged the first one to the user's office and reconnected
    > everything, I got a blank screen. Yay.
    >
    > Jamie Bowden


    I see. I'm glad they are back up and running. No SGI should ever be down.
    Anyway, thats good info, I'll remember that if we ever rebuild ours. Thanks..
    What are they using the tezros for there?

    - Neil

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