Installing on a PA-RISC D350

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Installing on a PA-RISC D350

Unread postby pentium » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:38 am

It's taken me ten years to reach this point but I am FINALLY in a position where I am good to bring up the system that has been languishing in storage for 1/3 of my life.

I've never really sat down and gotten familiar with HP-UX or how the PROM environment works so I did that this morning for a bit and after confirming that the system was seeing all my connected hardware and the variables were seemingly either set or at their defaults and the date was reset I tried to boot my media.
A long time ago I was gifted two copies of HP-UX 11i V1. One is marked September 2005 and the other is June 2006. Both are multi-disc CD format. I put disc 1 into the CD drive, told the system to boot from the CD drive and the results always seemed to be the same.
For the sake of my sanity, for now while I do have a graphics head on this machine I am running off the console port.

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Main Menu: Enter command > sea

Searching for potential boot device(s)...
This may take several minutes.

To discontinue search, press any key (termination may not be immediate).


Path Number Device Path (dec) Device Type
----------- ----------------- -----------
P0 8/4.10 Random access media
P1 8/4.8 Random access media
P2 8/16/5.2 Random access media
P3 8/16/5.0 Sequential access media
P4 8/16/6.0 LAN Module

------- Main Menu -------------------------------------------------------------

Command Description
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BOot [PRI|ALT|<path>] Boot from specified path
PAth [PRI|ALT|CON|KEY] [<path>] Display or modify a path
SEArch [DIsplay|IPL] [<path>] Search for boot devices

COnfiguration [<command>] Access Configuration menu/commands
INformation [<command>] Access Information menu/commands
SERvice [<command>] Access Service menu/commands

DIsplay Redisplay the current menu
HElp [<menu>|<command>] Display help for menu or command
RESET Restart the system
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Main Menu: Enter command > bo
Interact with IPL (Y or N)?> y

WARN 80F9.
Cannot find ENTRY_TEST.

Failed to initialize.

ENTRY_INIT
Status = -7

00000080 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
0000350B 00000012 E80718A6 02002080 804000DC 00000000 0021F000 00000000
9E030000 0000E95C 0000E95C 00000000 FFFFFFFF 00000000 00000000 00000000
WARN 80F5
Failed to initialize.



Now, the busy light on the CD drive blinks, so it is looking at the drive but I cannot make any sense of the error beyond a typical FILE NOT FOUND. Perhaps my media is too new?
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Re: Installing on a PA-RISC D350

Unread postby miod » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:39 am

Your search list is:
pentium wrote: P0 8/4.10 Random access media
P1 8/4.8 Random access media
P2 8/16/5.2 Random access media
P3 8/16/5.0 Sequential access media
P4 8/16/6.0 LAN Module

You are not specifying any path to your BO command, causing the system to use the primary path (which you can display with "PATH" IIRC).

From the listed paths, I suppose 8/4 is the fast (internal disks) SCSI bus, with two disks at id #8 and #10, and 8/5 is the slow (tape/cdrom) + external SCSI bus, with a tape drive at id #0 and a cdrom drive at id #2. If I am correct, you should "BO P2" after a "SEA"rch, or you can bypass the search and directly "BO 8/16/5.2".
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Re: Installing on a PA-RISC D350

Unread postby pentium » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:56 pm

Yep. that seemed to do it. I"m reading through https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public ... -c01962187 right now as a fresh install cranks away. I had to use the September 2005 discs as the 2006 set would just error out.

Edited: lmao, why is OBSOLESCENCE an optional package? :lol:
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Re: Installing on a PA-RISC D350

Unread postby pentium » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:48 pm

aaaaaaaaaand.....it kinda installed.

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...but it still seems to boot up to a shell and a running system. Couple of weird things though, like it saw the EISA mux card but not the 10/100 EISA card (yes, it's the HP one) or CDE doesn't come up on the video head but I think that is because I ran the install from a serial terminal with the keyboard unplugged. But hey, SAM looks mighty pretty when called up on an electroluminescent display.

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The base installation is probably "good enough" at this point, but I'd rather deal with the little problems once I get a replacement 17" rack console instead of having this damn serial terminal kicking around on my floor. This 15" one does NOT like the resolution the video head is putting out.
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Re: Installing on a PA-RISC D350

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:51 am

The D350 is a PA-7200, IIRC, and won't boot a 64-bit version of the OS. The last version to officially support it was 11i v1 and that's probably why it wouldn't boot the later discs.

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Re: Installing on a PA-RISC D350

Unread postby ScutBoy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:26 am

Wow - nothing like throwing your FAILURE right in your face :-)
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