HP3000/922 attempts at booting...a little further now!
steerex at mindspring.com
Sat Aug 5 06:59:38 CDT 2006
When the system is booted in "Single User Mode", you will automatically be logged in as "root". Then you can change the "root" password, restart the system, then and login with full access to everything.
The boot process involves three steps.
1.) The "Processor Dependent Code" (BOOT ROM) is run. This is the BOOT ROM on the CPU card.
2.) The PDC reads the PATH from memory and loads the "Initial System Loader" or "ISL" from the disk.
3.) The ISL loads the OS from disk.
Reboot the system and when given the opportunity "Press Any Key within 10 Seconds.. Blah... Blah... Blah". This interrupts the boot process and allows you to step though it passing parameters as needed.
Next, you'll enter the "BOOT PATH" manually. IE "BOOT 4.1.0". When you enter the PATH, the system should prompt "Interact with ISL (Y or N)?".
Enter "Y". The system will now read the ISL from the disk and return a prompt to the operator.
At the "ISL>" prompt, enter "hpux -is". This will boot the system into single user mode and automatically log you in as "root".
When your in the system, you can change the root password:
Just reboot he system "shutdown -r now" and let it follow the normal boot process.
From: Bob Brown
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2006 10:03 PM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts; HP3000-L at RAVEN.UTC.EDU
Subject: RE: HP3000/922 attempts at booting...a little further now!
Wow! That helped a LOT! I can now get booted, the OS loads and I
get to a login prompt. Any pointers on
how to proceed at this point? (to get logged on, find out more about
how the system is configured etc)?
(I have no info on usernames/passwords on this system).
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