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FW: booting CD breaks machine? (without serial console)
I have other O2s so I swapped around power supply, main board, and the board
with connectors I don't use (looks like RCA video and SCSI or maybe other
Process of elimination says the main board is now dead.
Or at least its soft power functionality won't turn on.
Huh. Oh well.
Anyone want it?
Anyone heard of this, and know how to reset it?
The up front paper clip reset button doesn't do anything.
(It looks like it might be more easily accessed from the bottom actually.)
Anyone want to advise/bet on the consistency of this?
ie: I'm going to try OpenBSD now, without serial console.
Later I will try NetBSD on serial console, and maybe much later try again with
> From: jay.krell%cornell.edu@localhost
> To: port-sgimips-maintainer%netbsd.org@localhost
> Subject: booting CD breaks machine?
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:02:55 +0000
> I booted the NetBSD CD-ROM on an O2.
> It got as far as:
> only serial console supported for IP32 or somesuch
> Machine was hung.
> Power button wouldn't work.
> I unplugged it.
> Now it won't turn back on (I plugged it back in.)
> Seen this?
> I'm afraid to try to reproduce on other machines.
> I've been searching the web, can't find anyway to reset the soft power.
> I tried the reset button. I'll let it go a few hours..
> - Jay
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