01-05-2011 07:11 PM
I have several HP B2000 machines running HP-UX 10.20. They have been running fine for the last 10+ years, but recently some won't boot up all the way to HP-UX login screen. Instead, they go into infinite reboot cycles. One of the machine hangs with the following message at the front LED:
INI 8880: IO BD
early R2PCI init
Others reboot at different LED message level.
It does not seem to be a hard drive problem as I installed new hard drive, and could not get to the SCSI search prompt to perform cold install yet before the reboot happens.
Any help would be appreciated.
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01-07-2011 11:24 AM
Likely there are other codes scrolling by before the ones you see are shown. Look for anything starting with FLT as they would indicate a fault code. If you see anything post them here or reference the document posted above.
01-11-2011 04:08 PM
Oddly, one machine seems to boot up alright when I changed the monitor type from type 1 to type 4 and then back to type 1 again. Type 1 is 1280x1024 (known supported). Type 4 is 1600x1200 (known unsupported). But this trict does not seem to work for other B2000 machines. The monitor is known good and it is the same one to test all B2000s.
Is /sbin/ioinitrc checking the monitor type?
01-11-2011 06:49 PM
Next time you can get to the BCH menu do the following:
From the Main Menu enter the Service Menu with the SER command. From the Service Menu run the PIM command and capture the output.
This data contains register values that can be decoded and perhaps give more insight as to what is going on.
Copy and attach the data here or search around for a tool called pimdecode.exe.
01-12-2011 12:52 AM
>They have been running fine for the last 10+ years
Maybe it's time to clean them inside from dust?
>INI 8880: IO BD
>early R2PCI init
Initializing the PCI interface?
Have you checked all connectors inside?
Disconnected and reconnected again?