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Fuel: no login after IRIX installation

Unread postby Thomas W. » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:57 am

i'm going slightly mad...

i have done a fresh install of Irix 6.5.25 and then the 6.5.30 Overlays...

the Fuel was rebooting and then it ends here...

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why is there no login?? :shock: :roll:
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Re: Fuel: no login after IRIX installation

Unread postby recondas » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:06 am

Time to connect a serial terminal <see your other thread on the same subject>.
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Re: Fuel: no login after IRIX installation

Unread postby Thomas W. » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:56 am

It's annoying...

i connected the Serial Port 1 of the Fuel to my Notebook and fired up HyperTerminal (38400 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity)

but all i get on HyperTerminal is "xxxxx"

the cable is working with the Onyx2
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Re: Fuel: no login after IRIX installation

Unread postby recondas » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:39 am

Thomas W. wrote:the cable is working with the Onyx2
There have been a couple of reports of IP35 systems being picky about serial cables: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8143

On the chance it might be booting <and just not creating a login in screen> you could try accessing it via remote login/telnet.
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Re: Fuel: no login after IRIX installation

Unread postby canavan » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:37 am

Is 38400bps really correct? I thought everything was 9600...

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Re: Fuel: no login after IRIX installation

Unread postby nekonoko » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:39 am

canavan wrote:Is 38400bps really correct? I thought everything was 9600...


Yes, that is correct. 9600 will not work on IP35 systems at all.
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Re: Fuel: no login after IRIX installation

Unread postby mapesdhs » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:29 pm

Thomas W. wrote:i have done a fresh install of Irix 6.5.25 and then the 6.5.30 Overlays...


Do the .25 install first, completely, without the .30 overlays. Get it up & running with .25, sort out the
update later.

What CDs are you using? Here are my custom instructions for installing 6.5.26, you should follow
a near identical approach for the initial 'base' install:

http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/sgidepot/6.5.26instreadme.txt

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Re: Fuel: no login after IRIX installation

Unread postby Thomas W. » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:06 pm

@ Ian:

i am at work now and later on i am going to sleep... nightshift :x . I will give it a try on Wednesday.

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Re: Fuel: no login after IRIX installation

Unread postby tingo » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:54 am

nekonoko wrote:
canavan wrote:Is 38400bps really correct? I thought everything was 9600...


Yes, that is correct. 9600 will not work on IP35 systems at all.

Eh? Are you talking about OBP here?
FWIW, my Fuel requires 9600bps when I connect to the serial console for OBP.
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Re: Fuel: no login after IRIX installation

Unread postby nekonoko » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:43 am

tingo wrote:FWIW, my Fuel requires 9600bps when I connect to the serial console for OBP.


Not sure what OBP is (Sun OpenBoot PROM?), but I've never had success with anything other than 38400 when connecting to serial on IP35. This is what the docs say as well, but with anything your milage may very I suppose.

techpubs wrote:Power on the system console.

Ensure that the system console has the following network settings:

Baud 38400

No parity

8 data bits

1 stop bit

Hardware flow control on (RTS/CTS)
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Re: Fuel: no login after IRIX installation

Unread postby jan-jaap » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:58 am

nekonoko wrote:
techpubs wrote:Hardware flow control on (RTS/CTS)

... which means a simple 3-wire serial cable isn't going to cut it.

FWIW, I believe the Fuel I have at work also has the system console @9600baud, but the L1 header on the system board is 38400baud. But I didn't do a fresh install on it, so someone else may have hacked it before I got it.
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Re: Fuel: no login after IRIX installation

Unread postby tingo » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:44 am

nekonoko wrote:Not sure what OBP is (Sun OpenBoot PROM?)

Yes. Is it (OpenBoot) called something else on a SGI machine?
, but I've never had success with anything other than 38400 when connecting to serial on IP35. This is what the docs say as well, but with anything your milage may very I suppose.

Yes, for me it was 9600, 8-N-1. (On my Fuel)
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Re: Fuel: no login after IRIX installation

Unread postby nekonoko » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:59 am

tingo wrote:Yes. Is it (OpenBoot) called something else on a SGI machine?

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