Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community


Installing via serial console


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems AIX Installing via serial console
# 1  
Old 10-11-2005
Installing via serial console

I'm stuck - when I boot the machine and hit 5 on the keyboard, all I get is an SP login. Can someone give me some tips on how to get to the install via the serial port?
# 2  
Old 10-12-2005
may want to put down what type of system you have
when the systems startup there are 2 diffrent menus you can get

on power-on
first one Power menu ( CPU en abel disable menu ) mostly for CE

The next menu should be the SMS menu once the system beeps and before it starts booting O/S
( press F1 or 1 or esc+1 deend on the system )
this is used for setting up boot and install etc
# 3  
Old 10-12-2005
The system is a P5.

After a good 6 hours of ripping my hair out, I finally got it. I think when the system was originally installed it was intalled with a head and a keyboard. I had to go into the ASMI (is that what it's called?), and reset to factory configuration. I then powered on, and got the banner screen where I could hit 1 to get to SMS settings.

Previous Thread | Next Thread

9 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

$ Prompt on Serial console is not responding.

Hi Experts. i have been stuck up with an issue. i have connected my Solaris 8 , Sun fire V445 on serial port by using Teraterm. Initially i was able to login and executed some tasks. After executing some commands (mainly Control +c), i am not able to type any key or not able to do anything at... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: siddulamadhu
2 Replies

2. Solaris

$ Prompt on Serial console is not responding.

Hi Experts. i have been stuck up with an issue. i have connected my Solaris 8 , Sun fire V445 on serial port by using Teraterm. Initially i was able to login and executed some tasks. After executing some commands (mainly Control +c), i am not able to type any key or not able to do anything at... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: siddulamadhu
2 Replies

3. Solaris

How to setup a serial console?

i am running solaris 10 in my vmware workstation. How to setup a console for my solaris box. in Vmware i could see a serial port option. can some one help me on how i can setup a console . (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: chidori
0 Replies

4. Solaris

V890 serial console inaccessible

I am battling to get a V890 up and running. The system appears to have AUTOBOOT=false, so no OS comes up when it's powered on, and I do not have the credentials to get to the RSC management console. Output to ttya serial console ends at "Probing I/O buses", I assume because output is then being... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: dstmark
4 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

IP Console Vs Serial console.

Hi Gurus, Can some one explain me the difference between a IP console and a serial console. (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: rama krishna
1 Replies

6. Solaris

PPPD on ttya with serial console...?

Hi. I am very very new to Solaris. I found an abandoned Sun Blade 150. I created a 3-wire null modem cable, connected it to an abandoned laptop and successfully installed Solaris 10 using the serial port. This laptop doesn't have ethernet. So I want to establish a PPP connection. Part of the... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: neutronscott
2 Replies

7. OS X (Apple)

Use a Serial Console with Mac OS X Leopard

I'm trying to use an old Commodore 128D as a terminal to access OS X's shell via a serial port. I've used 'screen' and 'zterm' to ensure the two machines are successfully interfaced. Instructions for opening up the serial console on other Unix-y operating systems don't work with OS X Leopard. ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: joecassara
3 Replies

8. Solaris

Ultra 5 serial console problem

Hi I have a stupid problem with ultra 5 console connection. I can't connect to serial port with my laptop. I made these configurations from ok prompt: OK setenv input-device ttya OK setenv output-device ttya OK setenv auto-boot? false I tried to connect to machine with cisco rollover... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: noizer`
5 Replies

9. HP-UX

serial console hangs

I have a HP Visualize C200 running hpux that I am trying to boot into using a null modem through com1 from my Sun Ultra 10. I get all the way to the login prompt and then it becomes innactive and wont let me access the machine anymore. Any ideas? (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: trajek
2 Replies

Featured Tech Videos