Subject: Re: Booting AXPpci 33
To: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@niagara.nectar.cs.cmu.edu>
From: Trevor Mendez <tmendez@BBN.COM>
Date: 12/31/1995 19:42:28
> (1) set up the serial port to actually work. a standard
> null-modem cable should do the trick, if you're connecting
> to another computer. (the two serial ports on the back of
> AlphaStations are the same as those on a PC... I've never
> seen and AXPpci. If you're having problems, one of those
> little boxes with an LED that tells you the state of each
> rs232 line could be invaluable.
Am connecting to a SPARC. Bought new cables and null modem. Tried with and
without the null modem. Didn't work. Will search the lab for one of thos
> (2) try removing everything from the serial ports, plugging in
> the keyboard, etc. this might get you _some_ sort of SRM
> console prompt on the monitor. (I seem to remember
> something like this... I'm probably wrong. 8-)
> (3) There may (should?) be a jumper on your motherboard to
> reset your console settings to the default, as a last
Nothing -- see note to John.
>with that hardware, you shouldn't _need_ to use a serial console
>(though it could be useful for debugging...)>
As initial note indicated, I had tried to boot without the serial console but it
didn't work. Immediately after printing "jumping to bootstrap code", the
CPU had some instruction failure and halted.
>is the DE-205 ethernet the PCI board? or is it an ISA, LANCE-based
>board? (i dunno the name of the 21030-based PCI board... 8-)
>(If it's the ISA LANCE board, NetBSD/Alpha won't support it, i don't
>think... never tried to make it work.)
Thanks for the ideas.