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by miod
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival

I think it's a RSH, RLOGIN problem. these services are activated in inetd.conf. Not sure about my hosts??? Restoration of the filesystem is likely done using rcp, thus it requires the server to accept rsh connections as root. You might want to temporarily put a .rhosts file with "+" in th...
by miod
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival

If "minifs" contains a miniroot filesystem, which you have written to partition 1, I rate it unlikely that the name of the file within that miniroot filesystem which contains the kernel you are meant to boot is also "minifs". it may be called 'munix' though. have a look at minif...
by miod
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival

So, the transfer via the "ethernet restore" on tadpole is successfully ... (transfer DONE !!! god) ... But after... NOTHING! I must see a restore menu/options ... But here ... NOTHING DAMN! Now that you have transferred the recovery image to the swap partition, you need to boot off it. Ha...
by miod
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: SPARCBook 1 TADPOLE revival

Can you run tcpdump on the tftp server machine (tcpdump ether host <ethernet address of the tadpole machine>) to check that a tftp transfer really occurs? If the transfer seems to go well but nothing happens after it seems completed, you might want to make the file unpadded by appending a few random...
by miod
Thu May 25, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Anyone have HP B132l box?
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Anyone have HP B132l box?

It currently does not power up and this may be the cause. IIRC there is a magnetic (or optical?) sensor preventing the machine from powering up unless the case is correctly closed. If you plan to test it with the cover removed, be sure to put a magnet (or anything opaque?) in the ``security'' label...
by miod
Thu May 25, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Anyone have HP B132l box?
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Anyone have HP B132l box?

It currently does not power up and this may be the cause. IIRC there is a magnetic (or optical?) sensor preventing the machine from powering up unless the case is correctly closed. If you plan to test it with the cover removed, be sure to put a magnet (or anything opaque?) in the ``security'' label...
by miod
Thu May 25, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Anyone have HP B132l box?
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Anyone have HP B132l box?

Glad to be of help. Plus, I seized the opportunity to dust the machine this morning. This hadn't happened in the last 15 years :?
by miod
Mon May 22, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Anyone have HP B132l box?
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Anyone have HP B132l box?

Does anyone have a B132l or similar series box? If so would they be kind enough to take a picture of the system board near the front audio jacks? I acquired one that suffered some damage and sheered this one part off. It currently does not power up and this may be the cause. Thanks. I'm terribly so...
by miod
Sun May 21, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Power Supply Tester (and other projects)
Replies: 23
Views: 1293

Re: SGI Power Supply Tester

SUN (Type 6 below? None USB & Keyboard and Mouse in one) IN --TO-- PS/2 / USB OUT. The SUN keyboard 5/6 is a really neat keyboard, if a little soft and quiet. So meaning I want to plug in the SUN keyboard into any machine accepting PS/2 or USB as keyboard and mouse. Seconded. The comfort of typ...
by miod
Sun May 14, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Old serial keyboard DIP switch (Indigo, 4D, Crimson, Onyx)
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Old serial keyboard DIP switch (Indigo, 4D, Crimson, Onyx)

Oh, interesting! I don't suppose there is a listing of settings sitting around anywhere? It is just an 4-bit country code, the upper 4 bits being apparently unused. You can get a list in /usr/include/sys/kbd.h: /* keyboard types */ #define KB_TYPE_AMERICAN 0 #define KB_TYPE_GERMAN 1 #define KB_TYPE...
by miod
Fri May 12, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: O2 Set SCSI boot drive
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: O2 Set SCSI boot drive

Got an O2 here, I'm trying to use a U320 SCSI drive that doesn't have ID jumpers, and the SCSI ID in my second R10k O2 is dksc(0,1,2) but the system wants to boot for some reason from dksc(0,1,0). How do I fix this? I'm not sure you got your first dksc value correct, did you mean dksc(0,2,0)? (the ...
by miod
Mon May 01, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: OpenGenera VLM
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: OpenGenera VLM

Raion-Fox wrote:If it runs on Alpha then it should work as I know Alpha had big endian UNIX on it at some point.

I'm afraid you must be confusing with something else. Alpha is little endian, and can't change endianness at reset time (unlike mips).
by miod
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Indigo, Warning: Power Failure Detected scrolling forever on install
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: SGI Indigo, Warning: Power Failure Detected scrolling forever on install

I wonder if my Indigo CPU board came from a VME frame, can't remember if I had one of those in the 4d/480 / Crimson / Challenge XL days. It doesn't have the latching tabs. That should be easy to check; IIUC if it is the VME Indigo, it will lack the audio interface (and thus, the audio connectors on...
by miod
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 35
Views: 2328

Re: How do you explain....

Of course you don't have too.. it's you own business.. BUT.. When people come round your house and say.. 'wow .. what do you do with that stuff?' [Your' SGI gear] What do you say? I like to call it 'my dark side.' Well, the obvious reason is ``in case the furnace breaks''. Might not work if you're ...
by miod
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Indigo, Warning: Power Failure Detected scrolling forever on install
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: SGI Indigo, Warning: Power Failure Detected scrolling forever on install

Are you using the R4000 board with the original R3000 chassis and power supply? The R3000 PSU is a bit "weaker" than the R4000 PSU, and running an R4000 board might draw too much from the R3000 PSU.

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