Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] Ultra Enterprise 2 w/ 2GB of RAM
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 22:16:36
Message-Id: 20070831220925.21ffabaf@anaconda.krait.us
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-sparc] Ultra Enterprise 2 w/ 2GB of RAM by Ferris McCormick
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On Fri, 31 Aug 2007 21:30:02 +0000
Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o> wrote:

> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > On Fri, 31 Aug 2007 21:50:08 +0100 > Alex Buell <alex.buell@××××××××××.uk> wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > Seeing the recent activity on this mailing list, I thought I'd ask. > > I've got an Ultra Enterprise 2 w/ 2GB of RAM and a pair of 300MHz > > blackbird processors. > > > > Sadly, I've just tried to boot the thing up tonight and found it's not > > working. What I can see is the light on the CDROM comes on and flash > > a few times, then the display changes to black - that means there is > > a signal there but there's nothing there to see, even after a few > > minutes. This box has both a TurboGX and a Creator3D cards in it, both > > show the same result. > > > > Any ideas on how I can get it up and running? It did work before I > > moved house a few months ago. > > > > What kind of keyboard? If it's a sparc keyboard you should see the > keyboard lights flash through a sequence during the power up cycle --- > this is Power On Self Test (POST) cycle. Screen will be clear during > this. >
By the way, as I recall, if the boot PROM can't find CPU0, system will boot exactly as you are describing. Try swapping the CPUs. That's an easy test and as a side effect will make sure the CPUs are making good contact.
> What does it sound like when you power it up? Since it is hitting the > CD, it must be probing something. What happens if you type in 'boot' > after a while, even if you can't see anything? > > After that, it's hard to guess. If it goes through all of that, it > sees the keyboard. There are some silly things to check for: like, > did you somehow turn the brightness and contrast all the way down on > the monitor? Is everything the system still seated well (you've been > moving it around) --- with a U2 that's easy to check. Or you might > need to replace the boot chip (it has a battery with it, and the > batteries will run down after a few years...) > > > I'm fumbling here. With luck, someone will pick this up and have > better ideas, or you can ask for ideas on the freenode #gentoo-sparc IRC > channel. > > Thanks for any ideas.. > > Alex > > -- > > http://www.munted.org.uk > > > > Fearsome grindings. > > -- > > gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list > > > > Sorry not to be of more help, > Regards, > - -- > Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor@g.o> > Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc, Devrel) > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (GNU/Linux) > > iD8DBQFG2IhaQa6M3+I///cRAhn5AKDVz+Ss7EoOqucJnMAoLnoBVOQtDwCgwYjW > 2F41VSq7q+daMY1jn3Kg31o= > =2wDJ > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- > [Error decoding BASE64]
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Re: [gentoo-sparc] Ultra Enterprise 2 w/ 2GB of RAM Alex Buell <alex.buell@××××××××××.uk>