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Crusoe
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Indy never completes system startup

Unread postby Crusoe » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:03 pm

Update2: I'm in! I just had to toggle on some of the options in chkconfig to bring up the GUI. Woohoo! So Indy1 is up and going to dabble around till zzz time. Next is to see why Indy2 can't spin up the drive but a little more comfortable now that I can get them networked to my powerbook and rsh in.
Thanks for the help!

Update: I can get past the boot hang after sh: rfindd when conneting via serial cable/headless so I have full unix shell command. Will search for solutions here while hoping for some wizard to help me out.

Good news my $9 13w to vga came today and gui comes up on my sony tv. Also my usb to ps/2 adapter for keyboard didn't work so my trusty thrift store had a new lenovo ps2 keyboard, woohoo.

Bad news the system never finishes booting. I know I got to unix shell yesterday via serial console and was able to find the true IP, ping, etc. That seems to me it was able to load the system sans gui.

Some slightly off topic questions:
How long should diagnostics take. I've let it run for 20 mins or so.


This is what get in the ouput when trying to start system, any ideas?


IRIX Release 6.5

The system is staring up.

lboot: WARNING: kernel seems current but has a modification time in the future
add net default: gateway 192.168.110.1
/etc/rc2.d/S60ns_admins[20]: /user/ns-home/sgi_config/admin/configure: not found
S95availmon: esp chkconfig flag is off. No action.
/etc/rc2.d/S98rfindd[20]: /var/rfindd: not found
sh: rfindd: not found

Verbose startup via seriel console:

The system is coming up.
Mounting filesystems:

/dev/dsk/dks0d2s7 mounted on /u1
Configuring ec0 as indy
add net default: gateway 192.168.110.1
Network daemons: routed rpcbind.
Name services: nsd.
exported /var/spool/pcnfs
NFS daemons: nfsd biod.
mount: zeroth not in hosts database
mount: NFS version 3 mount failed, trying NFS version 2
mount: zeroth not in hosts database
mount: giving up on:
/z1
mount: zeroth not in hosts database
mount: NFS version 3 mount failed, trying NFS version 2
mount: zeroth not in hosts database
mount: giving up on:
/abusers
Other NFS daemons: statd lockd autofsd.
Internet daemons: inetd sac timed rwhod.
IP Address Configuration:
done.
Adding swap areas declared in /etc/fstab.
Mailer daemons: none.
/etc/rc2.d/S60ns_admin[20]: /usr/ns-home/sgi_config/admin/configure: not found
S95availmon: esp chkconfig flag is off. No action.
startmidi succeeded: Interface Software Synth configured
Waiting for pmie process(es) to terminate ...
Starting rfind daemon
/etc/rc2.d/S98rfindd[20]: /var/rfindd: not found
sh: rfindd: not found
System event collection: rtmond.
K-Talk kernel module loaded
AppleTalk Services: atconfig nbpd epd timeserver spoolserv ksd xnetdd.
The system is ready.
Last edited by Crusoe on Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:16 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: Indy never completes system startup

Unread postby uunix » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:42 am

If you have got past 'The system is starting up' then you have gone past the diagnostics.
You say, yesterday via serial, it completed the boot up and allowed you login?
You also say that the GUI comes up on your TV? What GUI? The desktop login or the prom? (the prom has 5 options, Start, Install etc).

can you boot to single user?
Option 5 at the prom.. single

I wonder if your machine is an NIS client?
Also possible, you need to set the display to 1280 x 1024 (/usr/gfx/setmon 1280x1024_60) but this wouldn't stop your machine booting completely on serial.
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Re: Indy never completes system startup

Unread postby Crusoe » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:51 am

I was able to boot into single user mode with full unix shell in non serial mode with keyboard, mouse and outputting to my TV in 1024 x 768.

I forgot to mention when trying to boot via auto, it will make 4 attempts to enable/configure/connect via en0 which takes a few minutes each time to timeout. I connected it to my powerbook via a crossover set up both on the same subnet so it could handshake somewhere and it gets past that.

My unix skills are rusty so I spent time searching for where different boot configs/logs are.
Any advice on logging/viewing what commands auto is trying during system startup? or some quick steps/commands to get it back to a GUI workstation.

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Re: Indy never completes system startup

Unread postby uunix » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:20 am

What is auto?
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Re: Indy never completes system startup

Unread postby Crusoe » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:58 pm

uunix wrote:What is auto?


Sorry, still learning the IRIX jargon. Isn't that whatever it's set up to auto boot into?

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Re: Indy never completes system startup

Unread postby Crusoe » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:12 pm

Hard to get ample hack time with 2 young boys.

Here's my inittab contents if this helps (which is way off of the default I found at http://csweb.cs.wfu.edu/~torgerse/Kokua ... /ch03.html)
Also, I'm going to try to read most these guides and perhaps can self help in the next few days.

is:2:initdefault:
fs::sysinit:/etc/bcheckrc </dev/console >/dev/console 2>&1
mt::sysinit:/etc/brc </dev/console >/dev/console 2>&1
link::wait:/etc/lnsyscon > /dev/console 2>&1 < /dev/null
s0:06s:wait:/etc/rc0 >/dev/console 2>&1 </dev/console
s1:1:wait:/sbin/suattr -C CAP_SHUTDOWN+ip -c "exec /etc/shutdown -y -iS -g0" >/d
ev/console 2>&1 </dev/console
s2:23:wait:/etc/rc2 >/dev/console 2>&1 </dev/console
s3:3:wait:/etc/rc3 >/dev/console 2>&1 </dev/console
s4:06:wait:/sbin/env LANG=C /etc/umountfs > /dev/console 2>&1
of:0:wait:/sbin/suattr -C CAP_SHUTDOWN+ip -c "exec /etc/uadmin 2 0" >/dev/consol
e 2>&1 </dev/console
RB:6:wait:/etc/init.d/announce restart


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