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Re: [parisc-linux] Re: HP C180-XP CDROM boot.

I tried re-burning installation CD#1.  Nothing worked.  Not believing that
the CDROM was dead, I tried using a different set of terminators on the
two SCSI ports at the back of the machine.  I can now see the CDROM as a
bootable device when I have the installation CD inserted.

Now, booting pauses with the "you may have to change consoles" message.
Then after a while it hangs with the "High Priority Machine Check"

More reading....

Thanks for all your suggestions.


On Thu, 17 Apr 2003, Derek Engelhaupt wrote:

> That part number is just a standard HP CDROM from a UNIX workstation as
> it should be coming out of a C180.  It is and will boot if you are
> booting from a bootable CD.  If you burned a netiso image and it won't
> boot, I'd start there.  You could test it's ability to boot by trying to
> boot an HP OS install disk.  If that works, it's your Debian CD.  If
> that doesn't work, then it sounds like you have a bad CDROM.  You can
> also do a "sea ipl" from the main menu prompt after the system finishes
> selftest.  If the media in the drive or on the hard drives is bootable,
> they will show up.  This search does take some time because it is
> actually reading the boot sectors of the tape, CD, or hard drives it's
> scanning.  I would say if you hear your CD spin up and look for the boot
> sector during this search and it doesn't come back with bootable media,
> I would verify your CD you are trying to boot from. derekHP CE
> Thibaut VARENE <varenet@esiee.fr> wrote:First of all, this is definitly
> the LAST time I answer a private mail coming from a m-l thread. Nothing
> personnal there, but you're not the first one, and i'm getting tired
> repeating the same remarks again and again.
> I'll add a comment about not answering mails in private on the
> mailing-list webpage right now since it's not clearly stated.
> The most obvious reason NOT TO DO SO is that I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT'S WRONG
> with your setup, but somebody else on the m-l might.
> Since you didn't CC'd the m-l, if i hadn't posted back to the m-l you
> would have lost any chance to get that info.
> And for what it's worth, this is not a private lesson. m-l archives are
> useful for other buggers to find info in it, darn it! :P
> Thibaut VARENE
> The PA/Linux ESIEE Team
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> On Thu, 17 Apr 2003 14:27:58 -0700 (PDT)
> "K. David Prince" wrote:
> > Well, I eliminated hint #3. I did pull out the CD-ROM. I didn't find
> > anything that obviously pointed to the block size. Here's the info I
> > have off of the CD-ROM:
> >
> > HP CS P/N: A1658-60019 <== Bootable? I can't find any references on
> > this.
> >
> > "Class 1 Laser Product Per IEC 825"
> >
> > Jumper block items:
> >
> > ID1 N/J
> > ID2 Jumper
> > ID4 N/J
> > Parity Jumper
> > Term On/Off N/J
> > Prv/Alw N/J <== This one may be what I'm looking for.
> > Test N/J
> > Power Supply N/J
> >
> > N/J = "No Jumper"
> >
> > Is there a special place to find the block size jumper?
> >
> > Dave
> >
> > On Thu, 17 Apr 2003, Thibaut VARENE wrote:
> >
> > > 1) You have a non-bootable CD drive (like some cd recorders and some
> > > incompatible cd readers)
> > > 2) the block size (usually a jumper on the back) is incorrectly set.
> > > Check it's '512'.
> > > 3) You have put the CD upside down in the cd tray.
> >
> >
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