Subject: Re: old hp345 hardware problem
To: Maxime Kurkdjian <email@example.com>
From: Michael Wolfson <firstname.lastname@example.org.CORNELL.EDU>
Date: 08/15/2000 00:03:40
On Mon, 14 Aug 2000, Michael Lorenz wrote:
> > - when i switch it on i got this sound 'i o o i i i o'
> > 'i' is a high sound
> > 'o' is a low sound
> Can't say anything about this.
As far as I know, this is very unusal. The docs I've read through for
series 300 machines never described in detail what various beeps are
because they usually signify a hardware problem and refer you to HP.
> > can i do something with that computer ?
> Anything that a UN*X workstation can do :-)
> Maybe some low end server since the CPU power isn't exactly comparable
> to todays standards. ( a 50MHz MC68030 with 68882 FPU )
Certainly enough for a webserver. I had my 400s (same cpu) up for 6
months before rebooting to install a new kernel. During that time it
served out 200 GB of webpages.
> > (i don't have any manuals)
> You should find lots of info on the NetBSD/hp300 pages
http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/hp300/faq.html and the pages it references.
> > is it possible to access to the firmeware throught the serial port ?
> definitely yes, maybe with some obstacles
Absolutely. For a series 400 machine, you need a HIL keyboard to set up
the serial console. For earlier 300 series machines, there's a DIP switch
on the interface board to select serial console. There are reports that
for your generation of machine, merely removing the framebuffer (the card
with the 3 BNCs) will default to the serial port. Otherwise, see: