I have salvaged an Model 250 from a storeroom and I am considering
putting it back in service for a few light duties. I dug up a AIX 4.2.1
license and media for a F40 that I wasn't using and have attempted to
install it on the 250. It seems to install without problem, but when it
boots after installation it hangs with no LED codes.
The Model 250 was equipped with an GTX150 graphics card and monitor, but
the monitor is gone and I am trying to run the unit headless with an
VT320 terminal. I have placed the unit in service mode and booted off
the AIX 4.2.1 CD-ROM and told it to do an Complete Overwrite install.
When it completes the final step, it asks the user to switch back to
Normal mode and it reboots. During the reboot, it presents the
+ swcons -c
Saving Base Customize Data to boot disk
Starting the sync daemon
Starting the error daemon
System initialization completed.
0513-059 The syslogd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 3866.
0513-059 The sendmail Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is
0513-059 The portmap Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 3622.
0513-059 The inetd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 4140.
0513-059 The snmpd Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 4402.
0513-059 The dpid2 Subsystem has been started. Subsystem PID is 4664.
Thoughts on the problem and my progress:
1. The dpid2 subsystem might be causing problems. I tracked down every
reference to it in /etc/smnpd.peers and /etc/rc.tcpip and remarked it
out. I /dev/nulled the /var/tmp/dpid2.log, just in case. I then
rebooted with No Joy. It stopped just after the snmpd subsystem
2. The console is somehow switching to graphics mode and I am losing
output. I tracked down all references to the console and it is all
pointing to /dev/tty0 like it should. I then rebooted with No Joy.
3. During install, AIX is detecting the GTX150 and makes changes to the
ODM that conflict with smit or chdev. I physically removed the GTX150
from the box. I then rebooted in diag mode and checked to see if the
card was present. I would have thought that it should have given me an
dialog that a resource was present and is now missing. Diag showed me
the normal equipment with the exception of the GTX150. I then rebooted
in normal mode and what do you think, No Joy.
I have run out of thoughts and I need help to continue farther. I am
crossposting this message to AIX-L and AIX-Digest in a attempt to
encourage discussion that might help me track down the issue.
Thank you for time
Charleston Area Medical Center