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Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

(OP)
I just want to start out by saying I am new to the Octel VMS world, it was pitched to me because of all the cutbacks.
Anyway I am getting a "Error #2BH, can't load operating system" "fatal error 43" and I can't seem to get past this.
Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks,
JTMON

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

Are you still having the issue ?

When the system boots do you see any errors on start up before you get to the loading operating system prompt ?

I have been working on them for years and this sure sounds like a new one i have not seen.

If you can capture the screens on boot and post it would sure help.



Ken Means

www.tel-is.com
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

(OP)

Thanks for your help.

Here is the boot up process capture:

*** SMT 9600
Prom Resident Test Demon, Production Version

CPU CARD Self-Test Status:

CPU Test........................................... PASSED
EISA Chipset R/W Test.............................. PASSED
Console Test....................................... PASSED
Data/Stack RAM Test................................ PASSED
*** MTA Support Enabled
*** XOFF/XON Timeout ENABLED

System type is SIERRA.
dram type is 4 x 36 Mb
Scrubbing all "known" DRAM memory (00000000-02000000)
Timer Test......................................... PASSED

Copyright 1989 - 1996 Octel Communications Corp
Prom Resident Production Version: 990100.0 (SEP 13, 1999 4:23 PM)

Board Type is: CPU C32
CPDIAG: RUN *
CP <-> MONITOR SBI communication .................. (64) PASSED
Display (but NOT execute) Self-Test Status......... (00) PASSED
Write/Verify Misc Registers........................ (2F) PASSED
Termination Error Test............................. (43) PASSED
Watchdog Timer..................................... (01) PASSED
DRAM 3Par DWORD Test............................... (32) STARTED
0wA 1w5 0rA 2wA 1r5 0w5 2rA 1wA 0r5 2w5 1rA 2r5
DRAM 3Par DWORD Test............................... (32) PASSED
DRAM Walking 1s DWORD Test......................... (33) STARTED
................................00 01 02 03
DRAM Walking 1s DWORD Test......................... (33) PASSED
DRAM Parity Good................................... (37) STARTED
-37/1- Testing EVEN PARITY (0-1FFC000)
-37/1- Testing ODD PARITY (0-1FFC000)
-37/1- Testing STACK PARITY (1FFC000-2000000)
DRAM Parity Good................................... (37) PASSED
Execute from Dynamic RAM........................... (09) PASSED
Test DRAM While Executing From DRAM................ (0A) PASSED
SBI Controller RAM................................. (0D) PASSED
SBI Controller Loopback............................ (0E) PASSED
SBI Controller Threshold........................... (0F) PASSED
SBI Controller<->RAM DMA........................... (10) PASSED
ISCC Register R/W Verifications.................... (57) PASSED
ISCC SDLC Test..................................... (58) PASSED
SCSI Chip test..................................... (4C) PASSED

Please select from the following:

B Boot the System
^DB Boot the System (clear autoboot, set SRAM=0xFF)
^DD Run Diagnostics Interactively

Selection->
No response...
- Beginning OS BOOT process

Initial Program Load Phase 1 Begins

Synchronizing with card at bank,slot:0,4...
Synchronizing with card at bank,slot:0,1...
Found Message File card at bank,slot:0,1.
Synchronizing with card at bank,slot:0,6...
Found System File card at bank,slot:0:6.
Scrubbing all "known" DRAM memory (00000000-02000000)
Call IPL2 bootloader

Synchronizing with all cards...

IPL2 ROOT VERSION 350200.0

System Type: SIERRA

SYSTEM FILE CARD STATUS: 00 03 00 03 00 00 00 43 93 02
SYSTEM FILE RAM: 00
SYSTEM BOOT DRIVE: S0
SYSTEM BOOT AREA: A

ENTER BOOT COMMAND: A

IPL2 EXTENSION VERSION 350200.0
Uploading message file card

Loading 48 records

Loading 1 records
File card 2 -- uploaded OK

Synchronizing with uploaded S/W.
File card 2 -- Bootstrapped OK

SYSTEM FILE CARD STATUS: 00 03 00 03 00 00 00 43 93 02
FIRST MESSAGE FILE CARD STATUS: 00 01 00 01 00 00 00 43 93 02

NO PIC's found

Uploading 2 UDLC cards.
Loading 32 records
UDLC 8 -- uploaded OK
UDLC 12 -- uploaded OK

Synchronizing with uploaded S/W.
UDLC 8 -- Bootstrapped OK
UDLC 12 -- Bootstrapped OK
Loading 34 records
UDLC 8 -- uploaded OK
UDLC 12 -- uploaded OK

Synchronizing with uploaded S/W.
UDLC 8 -- Bootstrapped OK
UDLC 12 -- Bootstrapped OK

Uploading ACP INT/MTA Code

Loading 2 records

Loading 24 records
ACP INT/MTA 6 -- uploaded OK

Synchronizing with uploaded S/W.
ACP INT/MTA 6 -- Bootstrapped OK

LOAD SST: OK
CARD CONFIGURATION: FMm--A-L---L------------------------
DATA BUS DMA: OK
LINE CONFIGURATION: OK
LINE: 1A 1B 1C 1D 1E 1F 1G 1H 1I 1J 1K 1L 2A 2B 2C 2D 2E 2F 2G 2H 2I 2J 2K 2L
HARD: 08 08 08 08 08 08 08 08 08 08 08 08 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SOFT: 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TIC: 00 00 00 00 05 00 00 05 05 05 05 05 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

LINE: 3A 3B 3C 3D 3E 3F 3G 3H 3I 3J 3K 3L 4A 4B 4C 4D 4E 4F 4G 4H 4I 4J 4K 4L
HARD: 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SOFT: 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TIC: 05 05 05 05 05 05 05 05 05 05 05 05 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

LINE: 5A 5B 5C 5D 5E 5F 5G 5H 5I 5J 5K 5L 6A 6B 6C 6D 6E 6F 6G 6H 6I 6J 6K 6L
HARD: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SOFT: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TIC: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

PRESS ANY KEY TO PAUSE

LINE: 7A 7B 7C 7D 7E 7F 7G 7H 7I 7J 7K 7L 8A 8B 8C 8D 8E 8F 8G 8H 8I 8J 8K 8L
HARD: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SOFT: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TIC: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

LINE: 9A 9B 9C 9D 9E 9F 9G 9H 9I 9J 9K 9L AA AB AC AD AE AF AG AH AI AJ AK AL
HARD: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SOFT: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TIC: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

LINE: BA BB BC BD BE BF BG BH BI BJ BK BL CA CB CC CD CE CF CG CH CI CJ CK CL
HARD: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SOFT: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TIC: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

TOTAL OF 24 LINES FOUND

PRESS ANY KEY TO PAUSE ( 0 8 @ H P X ` h i
LOAD OPERATING SYSTEM: OK
ERROR #2BH, CAN'T LOAD OPERATING SYSTEM

FATAL ERROR 43
PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

the first thing i would do is swap the boot from A side to B side and see if that will let it load. If not then remove S0 and let it boot from S1.

Hard to say sometimes without putting eyes on it.

What city are you in ?

Ken Means

www.tel-is.com
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

(OP)
Birmingham, Al.

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

(OP)
Thanks again for helping, I am sorry but how do you swap the side it boots from?

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

^du at the boot but you will need to clear auto boot for it to work.

What is it you are trying to do ? Put it back in service ?

Ken Means

www.tel-is.com
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

(OP)
Yes I am trying to put the system back into service. It was moved to it's present location and the guy that was assigned to it is out on medical leave now I have been asked to see what I can do to bring it back up.

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

If you have never worked on one then you will more than likely need some help.

Ken Means

www.tel-is.com
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

(OP)
I have the service manuals to refer to but this particular error is not address in them, that I have found.

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

Well good luck.

If you need us to help let me know.

Ken Means

www.tel-is.com
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

(OP)
Thanks.
Where are you guys located?

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

Dallas Just a plane ride away from Birmingham

Ken Means

www.tel-is.com
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

did you get it running ?

Ken Means

www.tel-is.com
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

RE: Octel 350 VMS Boot Error

(OP)
Yes I did finally. Thanks again for your help.

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