reviving a HP 9000/310

From: Joe <>
Date: Tue Aug 27 07:40:01 2002

At 12:24 AM 8/27/02 -0400, you wrote:
>At 07:56 PM 8/26/02 -0700, you wrote:
>>Can you stop the boot process when it is searching for a boot device and
>>then manually select the boot device and add the ISL option? If you can get
>>to an ISL prompt then you should be able to boot in single user mode. I
>>have no idea if older HP 9000 systems have an ISL prompt, my experience is
>>limited to 9000/700 series systems.
>Not the hp310, I think; at least not the version of bootloader/secondary
>loader and hpux that the hp310 might have supported.

    I can't say for certain the the 310 has an ISL mode but I KNOW that all the earlier 200 series did and all of the 300 series that I'be tried have it so I'm fairly certain that the 310 does too.

>hp310s are about the earliest 300 series models. They didn;t usually
>have more than one or two megs of RAM, and I think they maxed out
>at about 6MB. Thus, BASIC or other such systems were preferred.

   The HP 9000 series 200 machines maxed out at seven Mb so the 310 should be able to handle at least that much. Memory cards are tricky to configure in the HPs. The memory has to be installed starting at the highest addresses first and then working downward. The switches on the memory cards set the starting (high) address and use negative logic (0=true).

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