>I have been given an old RS/6000 530H with graphics card and 6019 display.
>I have no way to connect a terminal to the S1 port. When I try to boot
>from the AIX 4.1 media, it all goes fine until it tries to display to the
>screen, at which point the panel LED displays "c31" and I believe it's
>prompting me to pick a console terminal over the S1 serial connection.
>Is there any way to get this box to default to the Graphics display as the
>main console, bearing in mind it currently has no OS installed :-(
>Nick Cole, PC Support, University of Cambridge, MIS Division
In my experience, in default mode the console must be tty0 (S0) and
the cabling must be correct (null modem). This is, of course, if you
are booting from the installation media.
We have created a small cable properly configured that we use to plug
a laptop into the S0 port just for this purpose. Once the initial
config is loaded then the VGA port seems to work.
However, something just came to mind on these 'old' boxes - and DON'T
laugh. A long time ago, actually on a 53H, we had a similar situation
to yours. Someone on usenet stated to try either unplugging the
mouse and then reboot. After we stopped laughing and rolling on the
floor we tried it - IT WORKED! May that will work for you.