Thank you for all of your suggestions. The final solution that worked
for me was posted in it entirety by Bernd Dammann. Several other people
posted suggestions that were very similar ranging from getting an IBM
supplied cable to checking my TTY attributes.
I am assuming that if I had an IBM supplied cable, that the
modifications to the TTY attributes will not have been necessary.
Anyone with any better idea of why the cable would work for install, but
fail during install? I want to thank everyone for posting any
suggestion and I apologize if I did not understand the answers that were
given to me. Does this question need to be on the FAQ? I am somewhat
embarrassed that the solution was as simple as it is. Is it very common
to install AIX using a serial console WITHOUT an IBM supplied cable?
Thank you for your time and all of your suggestions.
Charleston Area Medical Center
>Date: 3 Dec 1998 08:44:06 GMT
>Subject: Re: Model 250 Boot Issues (LONG)
>: 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
>: 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
>: boots after installation it hangs with no LED codes.
>You need to change the tty settings:
> select your console tty
> change the settings in
> STTY attributes for RUN time:
> add clocal to the list
> STTY attributes for LOGIN:
> add ixon,ixoff,clocal to the list
>You might need to change the last item 'Apply change to DATABASE only'
>to yes, since you can't change the run-time settings of the tty while
>Hope that helps,