Follow-up PS320

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Fri Sep 12 18:02:19 1997

> Still waiting to hear what the code numbers 554 mean that I get on the
> Powerstation 320 from IBM ?? As Isaid before it boots up to this number but
> I get no video on the monitor it's a IBM 6091-19 that came with the 320.
> Would like to get some documentation on this machine if anyone would like
> trade or sell.

Version 1.3 of the "Diagnostics Programs: Operator Guide" does not list
554 as an error code. 553 is Phase 1 of IPL completed, and 558 means there
is not enough memort to complete the IPL.

My guess is that 554 means that the IPL aborted for some reason, as if
someone wiped out the disk. During the last half of the IPL, numbers
between 700 and 999 should be seen.

I assume that this 554 comes up after a few minutes of booting. Generally,
all of the BIST (Built In Self Test) stuff occurs in the first minute or
so (makes sense) and has codes in the 200 range. Note that half of the
codes are not error messages, but just status.

I would say the machine is most likely fine, but you may need to get
another copy of AIX.

William Donzelli
Received on Fri Sep 12 1997 - 18:02:19 BST

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