Subject: Re: Installing to Domain Equipped 425e
To: Kerry Schwab <email@example.com>
From: Herb Peyerl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/22/1995 11:43:40
email@example.com (Kerry Schwab) wrote:
> 1) I inherited this machine with no passwords, and so I can only
> watch as the machine boots into the domain 'X' login screen.
> What is the 'magic' keyboard sequence (on a Domain keyboard) to
> get the PROM monitor prompt ?
Set the machine into service-mode by hitting one of the buttons on
the front.. not sure which one. One of them is 'reset' and the other
is 'normal/service'. Once it's in service mode, press CTRL-ENTER while
Domain/OS is running or if it's in service mode when you hit reset then
it will stop in the PROM and not auto-boot. The PROM mode will look
something like this:
MD7C REV 5.00, 1988/10/27.09:18:09
A ACCESS MEM B BRKPOINTS C COPY MEM CA CALL
CB CLR BKPTS D DSPLAY MEM DL DOWN LOAD DP DUMP OS
DR DUMP REGS DU DUMP SYSTM F FILL MEM G GO
PV PA-TO-VA S SEARCH MEM SS SNGLE STEP V VERIFY MEM
VP VA-TO-PA XE ENABLE XON XD DISABL XON AR ACC CTRLRG
DI DEFINE DSK EX EX (CPU) EY EX-N-TRAP FO FORCE LOAD
IC INST CACHE DC DATA CACHE LD LIST SAU LN LIST NETS
LO LOAD FILE M MAP MODE P PHYS MODE RE RESET
SH SHUT DISK SK SEL KEYBD TE TEST H HELP
(note, the commands will be different because that's the output from
one of my Apollo 3500's).
You should be able to type "CF" I believe to configure either DOMAIN
or HPUX mode. Once in HPUX mode, it will be able to boot NetBSD though
the Domain keyboard should still work in both modes from the PROM. But
Alternatively, there are ways to break into Domain/OS if you felt that
was necessary. shouldn't be though.
> 3) Is anyone working on support for Domain keyboards ?
Not that I'm aware of though it shouldn't be too difficult. The
keyboards are 1200,e,7,1 and are probably on one of the serial