Subject: problem booting 9000/340
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: shinex <email@example.com>
Date: 03/17/1999 16:13:15
I have a happy little HP 9000/340 here that I'm trying to get netBSD
installed on, and I've run into a bit of a wierd problem that I cant
really diagnose because I know jack about HP 9000/340s.
During the boot sequence, I get:
HP98643 (LAN) at 21 080009032844 Failed
and then it kinda sits there forever. at the bottom of the screen, it
claims to be "SEARCHING FOR A SYSTEM", but I think that the lan error is
probably keeping it from doing that.
My question - is this a recoverable error? Is it an error at all? I have
put a aui<->10bT transceiver on the AUI lan port, and all the approprite
polarity and link lights go on - the link light on my hub comes on too.
Should I turn the SQE test switch on the transceiver on? If my LAN port
is broken, can I fix that, or am I better off gettign a workign machine?
Damned newbies, so full of questions. If anyone has any thoughts, I'd be
more than happy to try anything.
ps - I dont have a keyboard hooked up. I figured I wouldn't spend the
money buying one unless this was a recoverable problem. I doubt that the
lack of keyboard is causing this error message, but who knows, you know?