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HP V
B Class and C Class Owner's
ISUALIZE
Guide
HP V
Workstation
ISUALIZE
Printed in USA
Manufacturing Part Number: HP Part No. A5992-90001
Edition E0501

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  • Page 1 HP V B Class and C Class Owner’s ISUALIZE Guide HP V Workstation ISUALIZE Printed in USA Manufacturing Part Number: HP Part No. A5992-90001 Edition E0501...
  • Page 2 1. HP warrants HP hardware, accessories and supplies against defects in materials and workmanship for the period specified above. If HP receives notice of such defects during the warranty period, HP will, at its option, either repair or replace products which prove to be defective.
  • Page 3 MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 8. HP will be liable for damage to tangible property per incident up to the greater of $300,000 or the actual amount paid for the product that is the subject of the claim, and for damages for bodily injury or death,...
  • Page 4 FOR CONSUMER TRANSACTIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND: THE WARRANTY TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS STATEMENT, EXCEPT PERMITTED, DO NOT EXCLUDE, RESTRICT OR MODIFY AND ARE IN ADDITION TO THE MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OF THIS PRODUCT TO YOU. RESTRICTED RIGHTS LEGEND.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    USB Connectors ......... . .31 HP Parallel I/O Connector ........32 802.3 Network Connectors .
  • Page 6 Contents 2. Using Your CD Drive CD Media Description ........49 Caring for CDs.
  • Page 7 Contents For More Information........78 4.
  • Page 8 Contents Removing I/O Cards ........107 Installing I/O Cards .
  • Page 9 Contents Resetting Your Computer ........178 Displaying and Setting Paths .
  • Page 10 Contents Running System Verification Tests ......214 A. Safety and Regulatory Statements Declaration of Conformity ........217 Emissions Regulations .
  • Page 11 Figure 1-1. System Unit Front Panel Controls ....25 Figure 1-2. LCD Symbols HP Visualize B Class and C Class Features .26 Figure 1-3.
  • Page 12 Figures Figure 5-11. Removing the CD Drive Bay’s Rear Cover ... 115 Figure 5-12. Front of System Unit with the Front Panel Removed. . . 115 Figure 5-13. Removing the CD Drive Bracket and Blank ..116 Figure 5-14.
  • Page 13 Figures Figure 5-34. Installing the Floppy Disk Blank and Bracket..137 Figure 5-35. Tightening the Bracket Screws .....138 Figure 5-36.
  • Page 14 Figures...
  • Page 15 Tables Table 1-1. HP Visualize B Class and C Class Features ....23 Table 1-2. Audio Electrical Specifications ......31 Table 1-3.
  • Page 16 Tables...
  • Page 17 Preface This owner’s guide describes how to use your HP V B Class and ISUALIZE C Class computer. This manual assumes that you have installed your computer as described in the HP V B Class and C Class Installation Card.
  • Page 18: Installation Notice

    Related Manuals For more information, refer to the following documents: • Configuring HP-UX for Peripherals • HP-UX System Administration Tasks • HP CDE Getting Started Guide • Managing Systems and Workstations • Using HP-UX. • Using Your HP Workstation Note that the documents listed above can be viewed with a web browser using this URL: http://www.docs.hp.com...
  • Page 19: Revision History

    If you have any problems or questions with our hardware, software, or documentation, please contact either your HP Response Center or your local HP representative. If you have access to a web browser, you can get the latest software and hardware patches at the following URL:...
  • Page 20: Documentation Conventions

    Documentation Conventions Unless otherwise noted in the text, this guide uses the following symbolic conventions. user-supplied values Italic words or characters in syntax and command descriptions represent values that you must supply. Italics are also used in text for emphasis. Information that the system displays, commands that screen display you must use literally, and path names appear in this...
  • Page 21: System Overview

    System Overview This chapter introduces the HP V B Class and C Class ISUALIZE computer. Its purpose is to familiarize you with your computer and its controls and indicators.
  • Page 22 Instructions in this chapter assume that for the B1000/C3000 workstation, you are using the HP-UX 10.20 operating system and the Workstation Additional Core Enhancements (ACE) for HP-UX 10.20 (June, 1999), and for the C3700 workstation, you are using the HP-UX 11.0 operating...
  • Page 23: Product Description

    Product Description To help you gain a better understanding of the HP V and C Class computer, Table 1-1 provides the computer’s key features. Table 1-1 HP V ISUALIZE Computer Feature Processor Operating System User Interface Compatibility Monitors Optional Graphics...
  • Page 24 System Overview Product Description Table 1-1 HP V ISUALIZE Computer Feature Main Memory Internal Storage Devices Standard Network Standard I/O PCI slots Keyboard Mouse B Class and C Class Features Description The B1000 and C3000 computers use 128 MByte and 256 MByte DIMMs to provide a minimum of 128 MBytes and a maximum of 2GBytes of memory.
  • Page 25: System Unit Front Panel And Removable Devices

    System Unit Front Panel and Removable Devices Before powering on your system, you should become familiar with the system unit controls. Figure 1-1 shows the system unit front panel controls. Figure 1-1 System Unit Front Panel Controls System LCD System Power Switch CD Drive...
  • Page 26: System Lcd

    The LCD displays messages about the state of the system, including chassis codes. The symbols in Figure 1-2 appear in the LCD if you have the HP-UX 10.20 or later operating system booted on your workstation. They represent the different system activities shown:...
  • Page 27: Removable Media Devices

    System Overview System Unit Front Panel and Removable Devices Removable Media Devices Depending on your configuration, you can have one or both of the following removable device drives in your system unit: • CD drive • Floppy disk drive NOTE You cannot have two devices of the same type.
  • Page 28: System Unit Rear Panel Connectors

    • Audio connectors (including headphones and microphone) • USB keyboard and mouse connectors • HP parallel IEEE 1284 I/O connector • 802.3 TP (Twisted Pair) LAN connector • RS-232C serial I/O connectors • SCSI connectors including Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential and Ultra Narrow Single-Ended SCSI •...
  • Page 29: Figure 1-3 System Unit Rear Panel Connectors

    Figure 1-3 shows the locations of the connectors on the system unit’s rear panel. NOTE The Ultra Narrow Single-Ended SCSI and Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential SCSI connectors must have terminators connected to them when not in use. Figure 1-3 System Unit Rear Panel Connectors Six I/O Card Slots Two Serial Inputs Two USB Inputs...
  • Page 30: Audio Connectors

    System Overview System Unit Rear Panel Connectors Audio Connectors Your computer has audio input and output capability through external input and output connectors on the rear panel and through an internal speaker. The rear panel contains the Line IN, Line OUT, Mic IN, and Headphone OUT connectors.
  • Page 31: Usb Connectors

    There are two Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectors located on the rear panel of the computer. These USB connectors support only the HP keyboard, scroll mouse and hub. You can connect the HP keyboard, scroll mouse and hub in either of the USB connectors.
  • Page 32: Hp Parallel I/O Connector

    System Unit Rear Panel Connectors HP Scroll Mouse The HP scroll mouse (USB) has a left and right button that function the same as most mice. However, it also has a scroll wheel located between the two buttons that allows for vertical scrolling in a window. Note that vertical scrolling will only occur if you are in a window’s vertical scroll...
  • Page 33: Rs-232C Serial Input/Output Connector

    RS-232C Serial Input/Output Connector You can attach a variety of pointing devices (such as a mouse or trackball), or peripheral devices (such as printers, plotters, modems, and scanners) to the RS-232C Serial Input/Output (SIO) ports on this computer. Consult the documentation that accompanies each pointing or peripheral device for specific information concerning its use.
  • Page 34: Scsi Connectors

    System Overview System Unit Rear Panel Connectors SCSI Connectors Use the SCSI connectors to connect external SCSI devices such as DDS-format tape drives. Consult the documentation that accompanies each SCSI device for specific information concerning its use. Refer to the chapter “SCSI Connections”...
  • Page 35: Security Loop

    Security Loop On the back panel of your HP V you will find a device called a security loop. This device allows you to secure the internal parts of your computer by providing a means for locking the computer’s left-side panel. Figure 1-5 provides a view of the security loop components.
  • Page 36: Locking Your System Unit's Left-Side Panel

    System Overview Security Loop Locking Your System Unit’s Left-Side Panel To lock your system unit’s left side panel, follow these steps: 1. Make sure the system unit’s left side panel is closed. See Figure 1-6. Figure 1-6 Closed Left-Side Panel System Unit’s Front Panel 2.
  • Page 37: Memory

    System Overview Memory Memory The main memory for an HP V B Class and C Class computer ISUALIZE can vary from a minimum of 128 MBytes to a maximum of 2 GBytes. This computer has eight memory card slots. Note that you can install only 128 MByte and 256 MByte DIMM cards in these slots.
  • Page 38: Monitors

    System Overview Monitors Monitors You can use one of the following HP monitors with your computer: • 19-inch, 1280 1024 color, 75Hz (A4575A) • 19-inch, 1600 1200 color, 75Hz (A4575A) • 21-inch, 1280 1024 color (stereo capability), 75Hz (A4576A) • 21-inch, 1600 1200 color, 75Hz (A4576A) Before using your monitor, you should become familiar with its controls, connectors and indicators.
  • Page 39: Operating System Overview

    Managing Systems and Workgroups to configure your kernel. If you have any questions about Instant Ignition, refer to Using Your HP Workstation for more information. Note that both of the documents mentioned in the previous paragraphs...
  • Page 40: Information You Need To Record

    System Overview Information You Need to Record Information You Need to Record Before you begin using your computer, take a moment to gather the following important information and record it in the appropriate subsection for future use: • LAN Station ID •...
  • Page 41: Powering Up Your System

    At this point, there are two possibilities: • Your computer has been “ignited;” that is, the HP’s Instant Ignition process has installed the operating system already. In this case, when you power up the computer, you will be presented with a series of questions asking you the machine’s host name, IP address, subnet...
  • Page 42: Getting Required Information

    System Overview Powering Up Your System Getting Required Information The start-up procedure for your workstation will require you to supply the following information. Therefore, you should find out this information before you turn the workstation on for the first time. NOTE If you are not the system administrator for your workstation, and you do not know the required information, ask your system administrator for...
  • Page 43 • Optional font server parameters You need to supply these parameters if you want the workstation to obtain its fonts on a network server. Ask your system administrator if you need to configure these parameters. Font server name Font server IP address Chapter 1 System Overview Powering Up Your System...
  • Page 44: Turning On The Power

    System Overview Powering Up Your System Turning on the Power 1. Turn on the monitor and any external peripherals (for example, printers) connected to the workstation. 2. Turn on the workstation. The workstation will run a series of self-tests. 3. After two or three minutes, a series of messages are displayed as various hardware and software subsystems are activated.
  • Page 45: Documentation

    7. Log into your first CDE session as root. For information on logging into CDE, see the Common Desktop Environment User’s Guide. NOTE You must log into the first session as root. This is because the system contains no other user accounts. Once you have created user accounts, you should log out as superuser and log back in as one of the other users.
  • Page 46 System Overview Powering Up Your System Chapter 1...
  • Page 47: Using Your Cd Drive

    Using Your CD Drive This chapter provides an overview of the optional CD drive and media as well as an explanation of how to use the CD drive.
  • Page 48 • Audio Control for the CD Drive • CD Media Description The instructions in this chapter assume you are using the HP-UX 10.20 or later operating system with the HP CDE interface. For information about installing or removing a CD drive, see Chapter 5 of this document.
  • Page 49: Cd Media Description

    CD Media Description CDs, which can be CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, or CD-RWs, are 120mm (4.7 inches) in diameter, and use one data surface with a capacity of 600 megabytes. The data surface contains pits and flat spots arranged in a continuous spiral track, which is read at a constant speed. You may access files and data stored on a CD, but you may not write files or data to a CD.
  • Page 50: Operating The Cd Drive

    Using Your CD Drive Operating the CD Drive Operating the CD Drive This section provides a description of the CD drive and it describes how to perform tasks with your CD drive. CD Drive The CD drive is a mass storage device that can read removable CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-WR media.
  • Page 51: Figure 2-1 Cd Drive Controls And Features

    Controls and Features Figure 2-1 and Table 2-1 describe the operating controls and features of the CD drive. NOTE The exact positioning of CD Drive controls/features may vary depending on the model of the device. Figure 2-1 CD Drive Controls and Features Disk Tray Busy Indicator...
  • Page 52: Loading And Unloading A Cd

    Using Your CD Drive Operating the CD Drive Loading and Unloading a CD This section explains how to load or unload a CD. NOTE To use the file system on a CD, you must be superuser (root) and mount the disk as discussed in the section “Mounting a CD Using SAM.” Once the CD has been mounted, you must unmount it before removing the CD.
  • Page 53: Figure 2-3 Placing The Cd In The Disk Tray

    2. Hold the disk by the edges with the label side up and place it in the disk tray as shown in Figure 2-3. Figure 2-3 Placing the CD in the Disk Tray 3. Press the eject button to close the tray as shown in Figure 2-4. Figure 2-4 Closed Disk Tray Chapter 2...
  • Page 54: Locating Help

    Using Your CD Drive Operating the CD Drive Unloading a CD To unload a disk from the Disk Tray, follow these steps: 1. Press and release the eject button on the CD drive to open the disk tray. 2. Grasp the disk by the edges and lift it out of the disk tray. 3.
  • Page 55: Mounting And Unmounting A Cd

    You must unmount the CD before removing it from the drive. To mount a CD on an HP-UX 11.0 or 11i operating system, perform the steps covered in this section.
  • Page 56 Using Your CD Drive Mounting and Unmounting a CD 3. Double click on the System_Admin icon in the Application Manager window. 4. Double click on the Sam icon in the Application Manager -- System_Admin window. If you are root, the System Application Manager (SAM) will appear on your screen.
  • Page 57 6. Double click on the Disk Devices icon. The following screen message is displayed: Scanning the system’s hardware... The Disk and File Systems window opens containing a list of devices installed in this system. From the list of devices, choose the CD drive you would like to configure as a file system by clicking on the device to highlight it.
  • Page 58: Unmounting A Cd Using Sam

    Before you unmount a CD, make sure that your working directory is set to a directory other than the one under which the disk was mounted. To unmount a CD on an HP-UX 10.20 or later operating system, perform the steps covered in this section.
  • Page 59 4. Double click on the Sam icon in the Application Manager -- System_Admin window. If you are root, the System Application Manager (SAM) will appear on your screen. 5. Double click on the Disk and File System icon. 6. Double click on the Disk Devices icon. The following screen message is displayed: Scanning the system’s hardware...
  • Page 60 Using Your CD Drive Mounting and Unmounting a CD 7. Click on Remove in the Actions menu. In the window that next appears, click on the Yes button. This will unmount the CD. You will need to wait for a short time before the CD is unmounted. The CD is successfully unmounted when you see Unused in the Use column of the Add Disk without LVM window.
  • Page 61: Verifying The Cd Drive Operation

    Verifying the CD Drive Operation To verify that your workstation can communicate with the CD drive, follow the steps covered in this section. Note that to perform the steps required in this section, you must be superuser (root). If you cannot log in as root contact your system administrator.
  • Page 62: Configuring The Cd Driver

    If you reload software or rebuild the Instant Ignition system on your computer, you may need to reconfigure the HP-UX kernel to add the CD driver. Use the SAM utility to add the CD driver and build a new HP-UX kernel.
  • Page 63: Audio Control For The Cd Drive

    X window system using the Motif graphical user interface. The xmcd utility is not supported by Hewlett-Packard. Since the xmcd utility is not a part of HP-UX, you will need to download it off the web using your web browser and this URL: http://metalab.unc.edu/tkan/xmcd...
  • Page 64: Using The Xmcd Utility

    2. Insert the headphone plug into the headphone jack located on the back of your system unit. Line Input Jack Line Output Jack Microphone Jack Headphone Jack 3. Click on the Audio icon located on your HP CDE control panel. Audio Icon Chapter 2...
  • Page 65 4. Click on the Monitoring checkbox in the Audio window to select it. Then select the Output menu and click on the Headphones item in the menu list. In the File menu select the item Close, this will close the Audio window and save your settings. Note that the Output Volume slider in the Audio window does not control the CD drive’s volume level.
  • Page 66 Using Your CD Drive Audio Control for the CD Drive Chapter 2...
  • Page 67: Using Your 3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Drive

    Using Your 3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Drive This chapter describes how to perform tasks that allow you to archive to or transfer data from the 3.5-inch floppy disk drive.
  • Page 68 Instructions in this chapter assume that for the B1000/C3000 workstation, you are using the HP-UX 10.20 operating system and the Workstation Additional Core Enhancements (ACE) for HP-UX 10.20 (June, 1999), and for the C3700 workstation, you are using the HP-UX 11.0 operating...
  • Page 69: Operating The Floppy Drive

    Operating the Floppy Drive This section describes how to perform tasks with your 3.5-inch floppy disk drive. Floppy Disk Drive The floppy disk drive is a random access read/write mass storage device that uses removable floppy diskettes. The drive supports the 1.44 Mbyte High Density standard.
  • Page 70: Using The Floppy Diskette

    Using Your 3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Drive Operating the Floppy Drive Using the Floppy Diskette This section describes basic information needed to use your floppy diskettes. Setting the Write-Protect Tab on a Diskette You can only store or change information on a diskette when the write-protect tab is in the write position.
  • Page 71: Using Device Files

    Using Your 3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Drive Operating the Floppy Drive Inserting and Removing a Diskette Follow these steps to insert and remove a diskette from the floppy disk drive. 1. Insert the diskette into the drive, as shown in Figure 3-3. Figure 3-3 Inserting and Removing a Floppy Diskette 2.
  • Page 72 Using Your 3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Drive Operating the Floppy Drive To determine what device files are available for use with your floppy drive, use the following procedure: 1. Log in as root. 2. Move the mouse pointer to the Application Manager control for tools and click the left mouse button.
  • Page 73 4. Double click on the Sam icon in the Application Manager -- System_Admin window. If you are root, the System Application Manager (SAM) will appear on your screen. 5. Double click on the Disk and File System icon. 6. Double click on the Disk Devices icon. The following screen message is displayed: Scanning the system’s hardware...
  • Page 74: Formatting A New Diskette

    Using Your 3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Drive Operating the Floppy Drive Formatting a New Diskette If you have floppy diskettes that have been previously formatted using the mediainit utility, you can skip this section. Otherwise, you must always format a new floppy diskette with the mediainit utility before using the diskette.
  • Page 75: Transferring Data To And From A Floppy Diskette

    Transferring Data To and From a Floppy Diskette This section describes how to transfer data (reading and writing) to and from your floppy diskette using the HP-UX tar command with your floppy drive’s device file. You need to set the write-protect tab to the write position to transfer data to the diskette.
  • Page 76: Listing The Files On A Floppy Diskette

    Using Your 3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Drive Operating the Floppy Drive Restoring Files from a Floppy Diskette to Your System Use the following instructions to restore files from a floppy diskette to your system: 1. Load the floppy diskette into the disk drive. 2.
  • Page 77: Verifying The Floppy Drive Configuration

    Device driver floppy is not in the kernel If you receive this message, go to the section, “Configuring the Floppy Driver” in this chapter for information on adding the sioflop driver to the HP-UX kernel configuration. Chapter 3 Using Your 3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Drive Verifying the Floppy Drive Configuration...
  • Page 78: Additional Floppy Drive Information

    Configuring the Floppy Driver If you reload software or rebuild the Instant Ignition system on your computer, you may need to reconfigure the HP-UX kernel to add the floppy disk driver. Use the SAM utility to add the sioflop disk driver and build a new HP-UX kernel.
  • Page 79 For more information on copying to or from DOS files, refer to the doscp man page by typing the following command in a terminal window at the prompt and pressing Enter man doscp For more information on listing DOS directories, refer to the dosls man page by typing the following command in a terminal window at the prompt and pressing Enter...
  • Page 80 Using Your 3.5-Inch Floppy Disk Drive Additional Floppy Drive Information Chapter 3...
  • Page 81: Scsi Connections

    SCSI Connections This chapter provides information about connecting Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) devices to an HP V B Class and C Class ISUALIZE computer.
  • Page 82 Instructions in this chapter assume that for the B1000/C3000 workstation, you are using the HP-UX 10.20 operating system and the Workstation Additional Core Enhancements (ACE) for HP-UX 10.20 (June, 1999), and for the C3700 workstation, you are using the HP-UX 11.0 operating...
  • Page 83: Scsi Bus Differences

    Mbytes/sec Ultra2 Wide Up to 80 Low-Voltage Mbytes/sec Differential 1. Address 7 is reserved for host controller use on all buses. 2. This information is specific to the HP V Chapter 4 Data Bus Available Width SCSI Addresses 8 bits...
  • Page 84: Scsi Restrictions

    Low-Voltage Differential SCSI bus supports only 15 devices because address 7 is reserved by the system. Cables Only SCSI cables approved by HP can be used to connect your workstation to any SCSI devices. HP offers the following SCSI cables for Ultra Narrow Single-Ended SCSI devices:...
  • Page 85: Table 4-3 Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential Scsi Cables

    1. High Density Thumbscrew (HDTS) 2. Very High Density Cabled Interconnect (VHDCI) CAUTION SCSI cables approved by HP are designed to function within the SCSI tolerances for HP devices. Use of other cables can result in significant problems with system operation.
  • Page 86: Terminators

    (LVD) SCSI buses have been qualified as SCSI devices which meet NSE and LVD specifications. Contact your local HP sales representative for a current list of SCSI devices supported by HP for use on the Ultra Narrow Single-Ended and Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential SCSI buses.
  • Page 87 bus on this system, they must adhere to cabling, termination and bus length restrictions discussed in this chapter to assure functionality of the SCSI busses. Because Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential SCSI is a relatively new technology, there can be products which are advertised as LVD compliant, but may not meet LVD specifications.
  • Page 88: Scsi Bus Length Constraints

    Single-Ended SCSI bus and the Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential SCSI bus. Ultra Narrow Single-Ended SCSI Bus Length The maximum cable length for an Ultra Narrow Single-Ended SCSI bus is 3 meters. The HP V portion of this maximum cable length. NOTE When...
  • Page 89: Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential Scsi Bus Length

    Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential SCSI Bus Length The maximum cable length for an Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential SCSI bus is 12 meters. The HP V B Class and C Class system ISUALIZE uses 1 meter of this maximum cable length internally. This means that up to 11 meters of cable can be used for connecting external Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential SCSI devices to this workstation.
  • Page 90: Assigning Scsi Device Ids

    SCSI Connections Assigning SCSI Device IDs Assigning SCSI Device IDs Before assigning a SCSI device ID to a new SCSI device, you need to determine which SCSI device IDs are available. To view the SCSI IDs already in use, type the following command at the prompt and press Enter: /usr/sbin/ioscan -f After a few moments, the ioscan utility lists all of the I/O devices it...
  • Page 91: Assigning Ultra Narrow Single-Ended Scsi Device Ids

    10/6 ROPEtoPCI CLAIMED processor processor CLAIMED processor processor CLAIMED memory memory Assigning Ultra Narrow Single-Ended SCSI Device You can determine which Ultra Narrow Single-Ended SCSI (NSE SCSI) devices are currently in use by reviewing the output from the ioscan command discussed above and looking under the “H/W Path” heading. The entry 10/0/15/0 is the built-in Ultra Narrow Single-Ended SCSI bus.
  • Page 92: Assigning Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential Scsi Device Ids

    SCSI Connections Assigning SCSI Device IDs Assigning Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential SCSI Device IDs You can determine which Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential SCSI (LVD SCSI) devices are currently in use by reviewing the output from the ioscan command discussed above and looking under the “H/W Path” heading.
  • Page 93: Connecting To The Scsi Ports

    Connecting to the SCSI Ports This section describes how to connect to the system SCSI ports (Ultra Narrow Single-Ended and Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential). System SCSI Port Connection The system contains two SCSI connectors: • Ultra Narrow Single-Ended SCSI (NSE SCSI) connector •...
  • Page 94 SCSI Connections Connecting to the SCSI Ports Chapter 4...
  • Page 95: Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration This chapter describes the procedures to change your computer’s hardware configuration.
  • Page 96 Hardware Enablement Bundle (HWE) for HP-UX 11i (June, 2001) with the HP CDE interface. Information for the HP CDE interface can be found in the HP CDE Getting Started Guide. CAUTION Always wear a properly grounded wrist strap when reconfiguring your computer with internal devices.
  • Page 97 flat-bladed screwdrivers. • Needle-nose pliers NOTE Many of the HP-UX commands in this chapter will require that you become superuser (root). If you cannot log in as root, contact your system administrator.
  • Page 98: System Unit Front Panel

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration System Unit Front Panel System Unit Front Panel This section explains how to open and close the system unit’s front panel. Opening the System Unit Front Panel Perform the following steps to open the system unit. 1.
  • Page 99: Closing The System Unit Front Panel

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration 4. Swing the panel outward on its left snap hinges until the panel comes free and place the front panel in a location where it cannot get broken. Closing the System Unit Front Panel Perform the following steps to close the system unit. 1.
  • Page 100: Left Side Panel Of The System Unit

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Left Side Panel of the System Unit Left Side Panel of the System Unit This section explains how to open and close the left side panel of the system unit. This side panel will have to be opened whenever you need access to the internal components of the computer.
  • Page 101: Figure 5-2 Opening The Left Side Panel Of The System Unit

    4. Grasp the back edge of the left side panel and rotate it outward approximately 30 degrees to the computer. Next, pull the panel toward you as shown in Figure 5-2. This releases the panel’s top and bottom left side hook hinges from their hinge slots. See Figure 5-2. Figure 5-2 Opening the Left Side Panel of the System Unit T-15 Torx Thumbscrew...
  • Page 102: Closing The Left Side Panel Of The System Unit

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Left Side Panel of the System Unit Closing the Left Side Panel of the System Unit Perform these steps to close the left side panel. 1. Hold the left side panel so that the top and bottom hinge hooks can be inserted into their hinge slots.
  • Page 103: System Unit Power Supply

    System Unit Power Supply This section will prove important to you as you begin to update your system unit. For example, you may need to install memory in your system unit. To do this, you need to position the power supply so you can get to the memory slots.
  • Page 104: Figure 5-4 Propping Up The Power Supply

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration System Unit Power Supply 4. Lift up on the power supply. The bail will automatically engage to hold up the power supply at approximately 90 degrees. See Figure 5-4. Figure 5-4 Propping Up the Power Supply Power Supply Bail Lock Bail...
  • Page 105 Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Closing the System Unit After Propping Up the Power Supply Once you complete the task you set out to perform, you are ready to close the system unit. To close the system unit follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 106: I/O Cards

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration I/O Cards I/O Cards Your B1000 and C3000 computer’s PCI assembly has six slots. Slots 1 through 4 are full-size PCI slots. Slots 5 and 6 are half-size Peripheral Connect Interface (PCI) slots. See Figure 5-5 for a brief description of slot capabilities.
  • Page 107: Removing I/O Cards

    Note that the six I/O slots as seen from the back of the computer are labeled from top to bottom starting with one. See Figure 5-6. Figure 5-6 I/O Slot Numbering Removing I/O Cards You will need a T-15 Torx driver or flathead screwdriver to remove the I/O slot bulkhead screws.
  • Page 108: Figure 5-7 Removing The I/O Card Retainer

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration I/O Cards 3. Pull evenly in the direction of the arrow on both PULL tabs of the I/O card retainer to remove it. See Figure 5-7. Figure 5-7 Removing the I/O Card Retainer I/O Card Retainer 4.
  • Page 109: Installing I/O Cards

    Installing I/O Cards To install an I/O card into your system unit, follow these steps. NOTE Slots two and four are the graphics card slots. The primary graphics card slot is slot number two and the secondary graphics card slot is slot number four.
  • Page 110: System Unit Fans

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration System Unit Fans System Unit Fans Your system unit has several fans that are used to cool various areas within the unit. See Figure 5-9 for fan area locations. Since you are allowed only to remove the hard disk drive fan, this section just covers that task.
  • Page 111: Removing The Fan From The Hard Disk Drive Area

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removing the Fan from the Hard Disk Drive Area This section provides the procedure for removing the cooling fan from the back of the hard disk drive chassis. To remove memory cards, you will need to remove this fan. To remove the fan from the hard disk drive chassis, follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 112: Figure 5-10 Removing The Fan From The Hard Disk Drive Chassis

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration System Unit Fans 4. Lift up on the handle of the fan bracket to remove the fan. See Figure 5-10. As you lift up on the fan bracket, the top alignment tabs will be removed from their hard disk drive alignment screws, and the bottom alignment tabs will be removed from their alignment holes allowing the fan to be taken out of the system unit.
  • Page 113: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive Fan

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Fan To replace the bracket and fan, follow these steps: 1. Position the fan bracket so that the top alignment tabs will fit around the two hard disk drive alignment screws, and the bottom alignment tabs can slide down into their alignment holes as shown in Figure 5-10.
  • Page 114: Removable Media Devices

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices Removable Media Devices There are only two internal removable media devices allowed in a B Class and C Class computer: • CD drive • 3.5-inch floppy disk drive. The procedures provided in the subsequent sections explain how to install and remove removable media devices.
  • Page 115: Figure 5-11 Removing The Cd Drive Bay's Rear Cover

    opened so you can get to the CD drive’s audio, ATAPI and power connectors. 2. Remove the CD drive bay’s rear cover by unscrewing the T-15 Torx/slotted screw as shown in Figure 5-11. Note that the CD drive’s rear cover is located on the rear of the removable media chassis inside the system unit.
  • Page 116: Figure 5-13. Removing The Cd Drive Bracket And Blank

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices 4. Remove both CD drive bracket screws (T-15 Torx/slotted screws) and pull the CD drive bracket out of the chassis assembly as shown in Figure 5-13. Next remove the four CD drive blank filler screws (T-10 Torx/slotted screws) as shown in Figure 5-13 and remove the blank filler from the bracket.
  • Page 117: Figure 5-14 Installing The Cd Drive

    5. Remove the CD drive from its shipping container and check to see that the jumper on the back of the CD drive is set to the C Select position. Using the four blank filler screws (T-10 Torx/slotted screws) that were just removed, mount the disk drive to the bracket as shown in Figure 5-14.
  • Page 118: Figure 5-15 Plugging In The Audio, Atapi And Power Cables

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices 7. Plug the audio, ATAPI and power cables into their appropriate connectors. Note that the connectors are keyed for proper insertion. See Figure 5-15. To help with plugging in the audio connector, you can pull its cable through the back of the CD drive chassis to the front of the CD drive chassis and connect it.
  • Page 119: Figure 5-17 Replacing The Cd Drive Bay's Rear Cover

    9. Make sure that the audio, ATAPI and power cables are positioned so that they come out of the bottom edge of the CD drive bay’s rear cover. This edge is rounded to prevent cutting of the cables. See Figure 5-17. Next, secure the CD drive bay’s rear cover using the T-15 Torx/slotted screw.
  • Page 120: Removing A Cd Drive

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices Removing a CD Drive This section explains how to remove a CD drive from your system unit. WARNING Turn the system unit off and unplug the power cord before removing the CD drive. CAUTION CD drives are susceptible to mechanical and electronic shock.
  • Page 121: Figure 5-18 Removing The Cd Drive Bay's Rear Cover

    2. Remove the CD drive bay’s rear cover by unscrewing the T-15 Torx/slotted screw as shown in Figure 5-18. Note that the CD drive bay’s rear cover is located on the back of the removable media chassis inside the system unit. Push the cover handle away from the back of the removable media chassis approximately one inch.
  • Page 122 Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices 3. Rotate the system unit around until you see the front of the unit as shown in Figure 5-19. Figure 5-19 Front of the System Unit with the Front Panel Removed System Unit Power Switch Bracket Screw Bracket Screw...
  • Page 123: Figure 5-20 Removing The Cd Drive

    4. Remove both CD drive bracket screws (T-15 Torx/slotted screws) and pull the CD drive out of the chassis assembly as shown in Figure 5-20. Next remove the four CD drive mounting screws (T-10 Torx/slotted screws) as shown in Figure 5-20 and remove the CD drive from the bracket.
  • Page 124: Figure 5-21 Installing The Cd Drive Blank

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices 5. Insert the CD drive blank in the CD drive bracket and tighten the four CD drive mounting screws (T-10 Torx/slotted screws) using 6 inch-pounds of torque. This will secure the CD drive blank in place. Align the bracket runners and bracket guides and slide the CD drive blank and bracket into place.
  • Page 125: Figure 5-22. Tightening The Bracket Screws

    6. Tighten the two CD drive bracket screws as shown in Figure 5-22. These should be tightened using 6 inch-pounds of torque. Figure 5-22 Tightening the Bracket Screws Bracket Screw 7. Place the audio, ATAPI and power cables inside the CD drive bay, and position the cables so that they go under the bottom edge of the CD drive bay’s rear cover.
  • Page 126: Installing A Floppy Disk Drive

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices 8. Replace the plastic CD drive blank in the computer’s front panel. 9. Replace the left side panel and front panel of the system unit as explained in the sections “Closing the Left Side Panel of the System Unit”...
  • Page 127: Figure 5-24 Removing The Floppy Disk Drive Bay's Rear Cover

    2. Remove the floppy disk drive bay’s rear cover by unscrewing the T-15 Torx screw as shown in Figure 5-24. Note that the floppy disk drive bay’s rear cover is located on the rear of the removable media chassis inside the system unit. Push the cover handle away from the rear of the removable media chassis approximately one inch.
  • Page 128: Figure 5-25 Front Of System Unit With The Front Panel Removed

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices 3. Rotate the system unit around until you see the front of the unit as shown in Figure 5-25. Figure 5-25 Front of System Unit with the Front Panel Removed System Unit Power Switch CD Drive Blank...
  • Page 129: Figure 5-26 Removing The Floppy Disk Bracket And Blank

    4. Remove both floppy disk bracket screws (T-15 Torx/slotted screws) and pull the floppy disk bracket out of the chassis assembly as shown in Figure 5-26. Next remove the four floppy disk blank filler screws (T-10 Torx/slotted screws) as shown in Figure 5-26 and remove the blank from the bracket.
  • Page 130: Figure 5-27 Installing The Floppy Disk Drive

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices 5. Remove the floppy disk drive from its shipping container. Using the four T-10 Torx/slotted blank filler screws, mount the disk drive to the bracket as shown in Figure 5-27. These filler screws require 6 inch-pounds of torque.
  • Page 131: Figure 5-28 Plugging In The Floppy Data And Power Cables

    6. Slide the floppy disk drive and its bracket into the system unit chassis as shown in Figure 5-27. 7. Plug the floppy power cable into its connector. Next, plug the data cable into its connector. Note that the connectors are keyed for proper insertion.
  • Page 132: Figure 5-30 Replacing The Floppy Disk Drive Bay's Rear Cover

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices 9. Make sure that the floppy data and power cables are positioned so that they come out of the top edge of the floppy disk drive bay’s rear cover. This edge is rounded to prevent cutting of the cables. See Figure 5-30.
  • Page 133: Removing A Floppy Disk Drive

    Removing a Floppy Disk Drive This section explains how to remove a floppy disk drive from your system unit. WARNING Turn the system unit off and unplug the power cord before removing the floppy disk drive. CAUTION Floppy disk drives are susceptible to mechanical and electronic shock. When handling the drive, always wear the static-grounding wrist strap that came in the floppy disk drive kit.
  • Page 134: Figure 5-31 Removing The Floppy Disk Drive Bay's Rear Cover

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices 2. Remove the floppy disk drive bay’s rear cover by unscrewing the T-15 Torx/slotted screw as shown in Figure 5-31. Note that the floppy disk drive bay’s rear cover is located on the rear of the removable media chassis inside the system unit.
  • Page 135: Figure 5-32 Front Of System Unit With The Front Panel Removed

    3. Rotate the system unit around until you can see the front of the unit as shown in Figure 5-32. Figure 5-32 Front of System Unit with the Front Panel Removed System Unit Power Switch Floppy Disk Drive Bracket Screw Chapter 5 Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices...
  • Page 136: Figure 5-33 Removing The Floppy Disk Drive

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices 4. Remove both floppy disk bracket screws (T-15 Torx/slotted screws) and pull the floppy disk drive out of the chassis assembly as shown in Figure 5-33. Next remove the four floppy disk drive mounting screws (T-10 Torx/slotted screws) as shown in Figure 5-33 and remove the floppy disk drive from the bracket.
  • Page 137: Figure 5-34 Installing The Floppy Disk Blank And Bracket

    5. Place the floppy disk blank in the floppy disk bracket and insert the four floppy disk mounting screws (T-10 Torx/slotted screws) into the bracket and tighten them using 6 inch-pounds of torque. See Figure 5-34. Figure 5-34 Installing the Floppy Disk Blank and Bracket Floppy Disk Mounting Screws (there...
  • Page 138: Figure 5-35 Tightening The Bracket Screws

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Removable Media Devices 7. Tighten the two floppy disk bracket screws as shown in Figure 5-35. You will need to tighten them using 6 inch-pounds of torque. Figure 5-35 Tightening the Bracket Screws Bracket Screw 8.
  • Page 139 Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration 9. Replace the plastic floppy disk drive blank in the computer’s front panel. 10. Complete the removal of the floppy disk drive by replacing the front and side panels of the system unit as explained in the sections “Closing the Left Side Panel of the System Unit”...
  • Page 140: Hard Disk Drives

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Hard Disk Drives Hard Disk Drives This section describes how to install a hard drive in your computer and how to remove it from your computer. The first section details how to install a hard disk drive. The second section details how to remove a hard disk drive.
  • Page 141: Installing A Hard Disk Drive

    Installing a Hard Disk Drive This procedure explains how to install your hard disk drive in the slot that has been preassigned SCSI ID 5. On internal hard disk drives, the slot determines the addressing. There are no cables required when installing a hard disk drive.
  • Page 142: Figure 5-38 Removing The Hard Drive Bracket

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Hard Disk Drives 2. Open the hard drive slot by lifting the plastic release hook upward and pulling outward on the release lever as shown in Figure 5-38. As you pull outward on the release lever, the hard drive bracket will come out of its slot.
  • Page 143: Figure 5-39 Inserting The Hard Disk Drive

    4. Insert the T-15 Torx Hard Disk Mounting Screws through the rubber mounting grommets and into the screw holes located on the sides of the hard disk drive. See Figure 5-39. You should tighten these screws using 6 inch-pounds of torque. Note that in order to screw the T-15 Torx screws into the sides of the hard disk drive you will have to have a T-15 Torx driver that is long enough to fit through the access holes on the sides of the hard disk drive bracket.
  • Page 144: Removing A Hard Disk Drive

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Hard Disk Drives Removing a Hard Disk Drive This procedure explains how to remove your hard disk drive. Note that there are no cables for you to worry about when removing a hard disk drive. To remove a hard disk drive, your computer must be turned off. NOTE If you are removing a hard disk drive that has a mounted file system on it, you will need to unmount it.
  • Page 145: Figure 5-41 Removing The Hard Disk Drive

    2. Open the hard disk drive slot by lifting the plastic release hook upward and pulling outward on the release lever as shown in Figure 5-41. As you pull outward on the release lever, the hard disk drive bracket will come out of its slot. Note that you should hold the hard disk drive bracket as well as the release lever to avoid dropping the hard disk drive when you remove it.
  • Page 146: Figure 5-42 Removing The Hard Disk Drive From Its Bracket

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Hard Disk Drives 3. Remove the four T-15 Torx shoulder screws from the hard disk drive and bracket. See Figure 5-42. You should be careful when removing the hard disk drive from its mounting bracket to avoid damaging it. Note that in order to remove the T-15 Torx screws from the sides of the hard disk drive you will have to have a T-15 Torx driver that is long enough to fit through the access holes on the sides of the hard...
  • Page 147: Figure 5-43 Replacing The Hard Disk Drive Bracket

    4. Replace the four mounting screws on the hard disk drive bracket to store them for future use. Slide the mounting bracket into its hard drive slot, and push inward on the release lever until the front of the hard dive bracket is flush with the system unit and the release lever snaps closed.
  • Page 148: Configuring A Hard Disk Drive As A File System

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Hard Disk Drives Configuring a Hard Disk Drive as a File System This section describes how to add a hard disk drive to your system as a file system using SAM and how to remove the hard disk drive from your system.
  • Page 149 Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration 4. Double click on the Sam icon in the Application Manager -- System_Admin window. If you are root, the System Application Manager (SAM) will appear on your screen. 5. Double click on the Disk and File System icon. 6.
  • Page 150 Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Hard Disk Drives 8. Enter the mount directory name (for example, /disk1) in the Mount Directory field of the Add Disk without LVM window. 9. Click on the OK button in the Add Disk without LVM window. You will need to wait for a short time before the new file system is created and the hard disk drive is mounted.
  • Page 151 Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration 4. Double click on the Sam icon in the Application Manager -- System_Admin window. If you are root, the System Application Manager (SAM) will appear on your screen. 5. Double click on the Disk and File System icon. 6.
  • Page 152 Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Hard Disk Drives 7. Click on Remove in the Actions menu. In the window that next appears, click on the Yes button. This will unmount the file system located on the hard disk drive you are removing from the system unit. You will need to wait for a short time before the new file system is unmounted.
  • Page 153: Memory Cards

    Memory Cards This section contains information regarding the installation and removal of memory (DIMM cards). However, before continuing with this section, please take time to read the following list of considerations: • Use the procedure described in “The Boot Console Interface” chapter to determine the current memory configuration for this computer.
  • Page 154: Figure 5-44 Propping Up The Power Supply

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Memory Cards 2. Prop up the system unit power supply as explained in the section “Propping Up the System Unit Power Supply” in this chapter. Figure 5-44 Propping Up the Power Supply Power Supply DIMM Card DIMM Connector Chapter 5...
  • Page 155: Figure 5-45 Memory Card Slot Numbers And Loading Sequence

    3. Position the memory slots so they face you as shown in Figure 5-45. Note that Figure 5-45 also provides the loading sequence for the DIMM cards. This loading sequence must be maintained when you install the DIMM cards, but the size of the DIMM card put in each slot can vary.
  • Page 156: Figure 5-46 Installing Memory Cards

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Memory Cards 5. Press downward on the ejector tabs located on both sides of the DIMM connector. See Figure 5-46. This opens the connector for DIMM card insertion. Figure 5-46 Installing Memory Cards Step 1 Notches Step 2 Black...
  • Page 157: Removing Memory

    Removing Memory Perform the following steps to remove memory (DIMM cards) from your system unit. NOTE Lay the system on its right side (using the system unit’s front panel as a reference) as shown in Figure 5-47. Note that before laying the system unit on its side you should put it on a cushioned surface to avoid damage to the system unit’s exterior.
  • Page 158: Figure 5-48 Removing Memory Cards

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Memory Cards 4. Press downward on the ejector tabs located on both sides of the DIMM connector. See Figure Figure 5-48. This raises the DIMM card for easy extraction. Figure 5-48 Removing Memory Cards Notches 5.
  • Page 159: Changing Your Monitor Type

    Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Changing Your Monitor Type Your system ships from the factory preset to use a monitor with a specific resolution and frequency. If you replace your monitor with a different type, you must reconfigure your computer to support it. There are three ways to configure your computer to support a different monitor type.
  • Page 160: Setting The Monitor Type Using Sam

    Changing Your Monitor Type Setting the Monitor Type Using SAM This method for setting the monitor type requires the use of the HP CDE interface. This means that you should have already set your monitor type using one of the methods defined in a previous section, or you have an Instant Ignition system that boots up using the HP CDE interface.
  • Page 161 Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration 4. Double click on the Sam icon in the Application Manager -- System_Admin window. If you are root, the System Application Manager (SAM) will appear on your screen. 5. Double click on the Display icon. 6.
  • Page 162 Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Changing Your Monitor Type 8. Select the action Modify Monitor Type from the Action menu. You will see a window with a list of monitor type selections in it. Here is an example of a monitor type entry you may see: Entry Width 1280...
  • Page 163: Troubleshooting Monitor Problems

    4. Power on the system. The system will now display the console to the terminal connected to Serial 1 port. Note that you can use a 9-pin to 9-pin serial cable (HP F1044-80002) to connect an HP OminiBook serial port to the workstation.
  • Page 164 Changing Your Computer Hardware Configuration Changing Your Monitor Type Chapter 5...
  • Page 165: The Boot Console Interface

    The Boot Console Interface This chapter describes the different features of the boot console interface and how to use them.
  • Page 166 The Boot Console Interface Here are the topics covered in this chapter: • Boot Console Interface Features • Accessing the Boot Console Interface • Booting Your Computer • Searching for Bootable Media • Resetting Your Computer • Displaying and Setting Paths •...
  • Page 167: Boot Console Interface Features

    The Boot Console Interface Boot Console Interface Features Boot Console Interface Features There are times when you want to interact directly with the hardware of your computer before it boots the operating system. Your computer provides a menu-driven boot console interface that allows you to perform special tasks, display information, and set certain system parameters, even if the operating system is unavailable.
  • Page 168 The Boot Console Interface Boot Console Interface Features Hear are the menus: ------ Main Menu -------------------------------------- Command ----------- BOot [PRI|ALT|<path>] PAth [PRI|ALT|CON|KEY|[<path>] Display or modify a path SEArch [DIsplay|IPL] [<path>] COnfiguration [<command>] INformation [<command>] SERvice [<command>] DIsplay HElp [<menu>|<commands>] RESET ----- Main Menu: Enter command >...
  • Page 169 ------ Configuration Menu ----------------------------- Command ------- AUto [BOot|SEArch] [ON|OFF] BootID [<proc>] [<boot ID>] BootINfo BootTimer [0 - 200] CPUconfig [<proc>] [ON|OFF] DEfault FastBoot [ON|OFF] LanConfig MOnitor [LIST|<path> <type>] PAth [PRI|ALT|CON|KEY] [<path>] Display or modify a path SEArch [DIsplay|IPL] [<path>] SECure [ON|OFF] TIme [c:y:m:d:h:m:s] PreviousPower [ON|OFF] BOot [<menu>|<command>]...
  • Page 170 The Boot Console Interface Boot Console Interface Features ------ Information Menu ------------------------------- Command ------- BootINfo CAche ChipRevisions COprocessor FwrVersion LanAddress MEmory PRocessor WArnings BOot [PRI|ALT|<path>] DIsplay HElp [<menu>|<command>] RESET MAin ------ Information Menu: Enter command > Description ----------- Display all system information Display boot-related information Display cache information Display revisions of VLSI and firmware...
  • Page 171 ------ Service Menu ----------------------------------- Command ------- ChassisCodes [<proc>|ON|OFF] CLEARPIM EepromRead [<addr>] {<len>} MemRead <addr> [<len>] [<type>] PCIDelay [<value>] PDT [CLEAR] PIM [<proc> [HPMC|LPMC|TOC]] ScRoll [ON|OFF] BOot [PRI|ALT|<path>] DIsplay HElp [<menu>|<command>] RESET MAin ----- Service Menu: Enter command > Chapter 6 The Boot Console Interface Boot Console Interface Features Description...
  • Page 172: Accessing The Boot Console Interface

    NOTE There is no need to log in as root and execute the shutdown -q command to shut down the HP-UX operating system on your computer before powering it off. When you turn off the power switch, your computer automatically shuts down the operating system before terminating the power.
  • Page 173 If auto boot and auto search are both turned on, you will see the following message: Processor is booting from first available de- vice. To discontinue, press any key within 10 seconds. NOTE If you are using a power-saving monitor, you will have less than 10 seconds from the time this message appears to press a key.
  • Page 174: Booting Your Computer

    The Boot Console Interface Booting Your Computer Booting Your Computer You usually start your computer by turning it on and waiting for HP-UX to boot automatically. However, you may not always want the usual sequence to occur. For example, you may want to start your computer from an operating system that is stored on a device that is different from your usual boot device.
  • Page 175 ISL is the program that actually controls the loading of the operating system. By interacting with ISL, you can choose to load an alternate version of the HP-UX operating system. If you do not want to interact with ISL, you must enter no (N).
  • Page 176 The Boot Console Interface Booting Your Computer For example, if the usual kernel (/stand/vmunix) on your root disk (fwscsi.6.0) has become corrupted, and you wish to boot your computer from the backup kernel (/stand/vmunix.prev), type the following at the ISL> prompt and press Enter: ISL>...
  • Page 177: Searching For Bootable Media

    Searching for Bootable Media To list devices that contain bootable media, follow the directions in “Accessing the Boot Console Interface” earlier in this chapter, and then type the following at the prompt and press Main Menu: Enter command> search ipl The search command searches all buses.
  • Page 178: Resetting Your Computer

    The Boot Console Interface Resetting Your Computer Resetting Your Computer To reset your computer to its predefined values, follow the directions in “Accessing the Boot Console Interface” earlier in this chapter, and then type the following at the prompt and press Main Menu: Enter command>...
  • Page 179: Displaying And Setting Paths

    Displaying and Setting Paths A path is the hardware address of a device that is attached to the I/O system of your computer. The path command sets the system paths shown in Table 6-1. The path command sets and displays the hardware address of a specified device attached to the I/O bus of your computer.
  • Page 180 The Boot Console Interface Displaying and Setting Paths To display the current setting for a particular system path, follow the directions in “Accessing the Boot Console Interface” earlier in this chapter, and then type the following at the prompt and press Main Menu: Enter command>...
  • Page 181: Displaying And Setting The Monitor Type

    Displaying and Setting the Monitor Type Your system ships from the factory preset to use a monitor with a specific resolution and frequency. If you replace your computer’s monitor with a different type of monitor, you may have to reconfigure your computer to support the new monitor.
  • Page 182 Graphics adapter installed in slot 6 graphics(6) and type is the numerical monitor type. See “Setting the Monitor Type” in a subsequent section for a list of types. For example, an HP -EG graphics card (A4977A) installed in option slot 2 would be ISUALIZE...
  • Page 183: Displaying The Current Monitor Configuration

    Displaying the Current Monitor Configuration To display the current monitor configuration for your system from the Configuration Menu of the boot console interface, follow the directions in “Accessing the Boot Console Interface” earlier in this chapter. Once you are in the Boot Console Interface Main Menu, type the following command and press Enter Main Menu: Enter command>...
  • Page 184: Setting The Monitor Type

    The Boot Console Interface Displaying and Setting the Monitor Type Setting the Monitor Type You can set the monitor type for a graphics adapter by typing the following at the prompt and pressing Enter: Configuration Menu: Enter command> monitor graphics( n ) tt where n is the number of the graphics adapter and tt is the monitor type.
  • Page 185: Setting The Monitor Type With Sam

    Setting the Monitor Type with SAM The System Administration Manager (SAM) allows you to change the monitor type after the HP-UX 11.0 or 11i operating system release have been installed and running on your system unit. This section provides a brief explanation on how to set the monitor type using SAM.
  • Page 186 The Boot Console Interface Displaying and Setting the Monitor Type 2. Move the mouse pointer to the Application Manager control for tools and click the left mouse button. Alternatively you can execute sam at a terminal window command prompt and skip to step 5. 3.
  • Page 187 5. Double click on the Display icon. 6. Double click on the Monitor Configuration icon in the Display window. The Monitor Configuration window will have a monitor icon(s) in it that is/are associated with the graphics card(s) in your system units I/O card slot(s).
  • Page 188: Setting The Monitor Type At Power On

    The Boot Console Interface Displaying and Setting the Monitor Type Setting the Monitor Type at Power On If you replace your computer’s monitor with a different monitor type, you need to let the computer’s firmware know you made this change. To do this, reboot the system and use either the automatic monitor selection process or the boot console interface’s monitor command.
  • Page 189: Troubleshooting Monitor Problems

    4. Power on the system. The system will now display the console to the terminal connected to Serial 1 port. Note that you can use a 9-pin to 9-pin serial cable (HP F1044-80002) to connect an HP OmniBook serial port to the workstation.
  • Page 190: Changing The Console To An External Terminal

    The Boot Console Interface Changing the Console to an External Terminal Changing the Console to an External Terminal In the event that your console stops displaying to your graphics device, use the following procedure to display the console to an external serial terminal so that you can configure the graphics console: 1.
  • Page 191: Displaying The Current Memory Configuration

    Displaying the Current Memory Configuration Displaying the Current Memory Configuration The following sample screen output uses the memory command to show a memory configuration table with properly-installed and configured memory. To display the current memory configuration for your system, from the Information Menu of the boot console interface, follow the directions in “Accessing the Boot Console Interface”...
  • Page 192: Memory Information Sample

    The Boot Console Interface Displaying the Current Memory Configuration Memory Information Sample The following example shows the memory information when memory modules are properly installed and configured: MEMORY INFORMATION MEMORY STATUS TABLE Slot Size Status ---- ------ ------------- 256MB Active 256MB Active 128MB...
  • Page 193: Displaying The Status Of The System I/O

    Displaying the Status of the System I/O The io command lets you identify all built-in I/O devices and optional I/O devices installed in the option slots. It is available in the Information Menu. To use the IO command from the Information Menu of the boot console, type the following command at the prompt and press Information Menu: Enter command>...
  • Page 194: Setting The Auto Boot And Auto Search Flags

    The Boot Console Interface Setting the Auto Boot and Auto Search Flags Setting the Auto Boot and Auto Search Flags The auto boot and auto search flags are variables stored in your computer’s nonvolatile memory. (Nonvolatile memory retains its contents even after power is turned off.) If you reset these flags to new values, the change takes effect the next time you reboot the computer.
  • Page 195 Setting the Auto Boot and Auto Search Flags The auto search command searches for devices in the following order: Primary boot path (can be set by the user) Alternate boot path (can be set by the user) Low-voltage differential SCSI (built-in) PCI 1 through PCI 6 (plug-in interface cards) Narrow single-ended SCSI (built-in) LAN (built-in)
  • Page 196: Displaying And Setting The Security Mode

    The Boot Console Interface Displaying and Setting the Security Mode Displaying and Setting the Security Mode The secure flag is a variable stored in non-volatile memory. (Non-volatile memory retains its contents even after power is turned off.) If you reset this flag to a new value, the change takes effect the next time you reboot the computer.
  • Page 197: Displaying And Setting The Fastboot Mode

    Displaying and Setting the Fastboot Mode When fastboot is enabled (set to on), your computer does a quick check of the memory and skips I/O interface testing during its power-on self tests. This enables you computer to complete its boot process quicker. The default factory setting is for fastboot to be enabled (set to on).
  • Page 198: Displaying The Lan Station Address

    The Boot Console Interface Displaying the LAN Station Address Displaying the LAN Station Address It is sometimes necessary to supply the LAN station address of your computer to other users. For example, if your computer is to become a member of a cluster, the cluster administrator needs to know your LAN station address in order to add your computer to the cluster.
  • Page 199: Displaying System Information

    The Boot Console Interface Displaying System Information Displaying System Information The all command allows you to display the system’s processor revision and speed, cache size, memory size, flag settings, and the boot and console paths. To display system information for the Information Menu, type the following at the prompt and press Enter Information Menu: Enter command>...
  • Page 200 The Boot Console Interface Displaying System Information Chapter 6...
  • Page 201: Solving Problems

    Solving Problems This chapter contains information to help you determine what is wrong with your system when you have problems. If you have a problem that is not listed in this chapter, or if your problem persists, contact your designated service representative.
  • Page 202 Instructions in this chapter assume that for the B1000/C3000 workstation, you are using the HP-UX 10.20 operating system and the Workstation Additional Core Enhancements (ACE) for HP-UX 10.20 (June, 1999), and for the C3700 workstation, you are using the HP-UX 11.0 operating...
  • Page 203: Common Problems And Solutions

    Common Problems and Solutions The tables in this section lists common problems you may encounter with your computer. The tables also tell you what to do to help solve the problems. Table 7-1 Problems Powering Up the System The LCD screen does not light up.
  • Page 204: Table 7-2 Problems Loading And Booting The Operating System

    Solving Problems Common Problems and Solutions Table 7-2 Problems Loading and Booting the Operating System The LCD screen is lit, and text appears on the screen, but more than two minutes have passed with no sign of system activity. The system stops or hangs while booting.
  • Page 205: Table 7-4 Problems Using A Hard Disk Drive

    Table 7-4 Problems Using a Hard Disk Drive The disk drive is not accessible or does not respond. If problems persist, contact your system administrator or call your designated service representative. Table 7-5 Problems Using the CD Drive The CD drive does not respond to commands (for example, mount or swinstall).
  • Page 206: Table 7-6 Problems Using The Floppy Disk Drive

    Solving Problems Common Problems and Solutions Table 7-6 Problems Using the Floppy Disk Drive The floppy drive does not respond to commands. If problems persist, contact your system administrator or call your designated service representative. Problem Re-enter the commands and make sure you have typed them correctly.
  • Page 207: Dealing With A Boot Failure

    Dealing with a Boot Failure If your usual boot device (typically a disk) is not responding as it should, you must try to boot from the disk (or another boot device) by selecting it manually. Note that you must be superuser (root) to perform the steps in this section.
  • Page 208 5. If your computer still fails to boot, there is either something wrong with the file system or with the hardware. If you suspect a file system failure, see the manual Using HP-UX for help on dealing with file system failures. If you think that something is wrong with the hardware, continue reading this chapter for more troubleshooting information.
  • Page 209: Memory Failures

    Solving Problems Memory Failures Memory Failures A memory failure will show up in the LCD on your system unit’s front panel as a DIMM error. Your system’s Boot Console Interface will never appear. A possible solution to the memory failure problem is to perform the procedure in the section “Installing Additional Memory”...
  • Page 210: Lcd Information

    Solving Problems LCD Information LCD Information Your computer uses an LCD panel to display firmware/OS progress codes. The codes, referred to as chassis codes, consist of one of the mnemonics listed below, followed by a 4-digit hexadecimal number identifying the code module being executed. The mnemonics and their meanings are: A hardware error has been detected Hardware being tested...
  • Page 211: Lcd Fan Failures And Warnings

    If the system encounters a FLT code while the system is booting, the FLT code is interpreted and a message is displayed. For example, you may have information similar to the following in the LCD: 30FC SYS BD bad sys bd id LCD Fan Failures and Warnings This section provides the failure and warning messages you will see in your computer’s LCD if there is a problem with a fan in your system unit.
  • Page 212: Figure 7-1 Fan Locations

    If you should receive a failure or warning in you LCD, you should record the information on a piece of paper and call in the problem to your local HP Support Representative. The representative will want the LCD failure or warning message you record for determining the course of action to take regarding possible repairs.
  • Page 213: Troubleshooting Monitor Problems

    4. Power on the system. The system will now display the console to the terminal connected to Serial 1 port. Note that you can use a 9-pin to 9-pin serial cable (HP F1044-80002) to connect an HP OminiBook serial port to the workstation.
  • Page 214: Running System Verification Tests

    HP-UX uses a diagnostics product called MESA that includes the Support Tools Manager (STM), which allows system operation verification. To use STM, you need to be on an HP-UX 10.20 or later operating system and HP-UX Diagnostic/IPR Media on your computer.
  • Page 215: Safety And Regulatory Statements

    Safety and Regulatory Statements This appendix contains safety and regulatory statements pertaining to your HP V B Class and C Class computer. ISUALIZE...
  • Page 216 Safety and Regulatory Statements Here are the topics covered in this appendix: • Declaration of Conformity • Emissions Regulations • Third Party Emissions Regulations Compliance • Special Regulatory and Safety Information • Warnings and Cautions Appendix A...
  • Page 217: Declaration Of Conformity

    Safety and Regulatory Statements Declaration of Conformity Declaration of Conformity B Class and C Class Appendix A...
  • Page 218: Emissions Regulations

    • Ask the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help. Hewlett-Packard's system certification tests were conducted with HP- supported peripheral devices and HP-shielded cables, such as those you receive with your computer. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 219: Emi Class A Rrl (Korea)

    Operation of this device is subject to the following conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference. • This device must accept interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. • Cables used with this device must be properly shielded to comply with the requirements of the FCC.
  • Page 220: Emi Class A (Taiwan)

    EMI Class A (Taiwan) Special Video Configuration Statement When a Video Out card has a cable connected to its video out connector, the HP V B Class and C Class computer no longer meets FCC ISUALIZE Class B regulations. The computer now becomes FCC Class A compliant.
  • Page 221: Third Party Emissions Regulations Compliance

    Third Party Emissions Regulations Compliance Third Party Emissions Regulations Compliance Any third-party I/O device installed in HP system(s) must be in accordance with the requirements set forth in the preceding Emissions Regulations statements. In the event that a third-party noncompliant I/O device is installed, the customer assumes all responsibility and liability arising therefrom.
  • Page 222: Special Regulatory And Safety Information

    Safety and Regulatory Statements Special Regulatory and Safety Information Special Regulatory and Safety Information This section covers regulatory and safety information for acoustics, lasers, and LEDs. Acoustics Table A-1 Regulation On Noise Declaration For Machines -3. GSGV Lpa <70dB operator position normal operation per ISO 7779 Laser Safety Statement (U.S.A.
  • Page 223: Warnings And Cautions

    Safety and Regulatory Statements Warnings and Cautions Warnings and Cautions WARNING: Removing device cover may expose sharp edges in equipment chassis. To avoid injury, use care when installing customer add-on devices. WARNUNG: Das Entfernen der Geräteabdeckung legt die scharfen Kanten im Inneren des Gerätes frei.
  • Page 224 Safety and Regulatory Statements Warnings and Cautions Appendix A...
  • Page 225: Glossary

    Glossary Absolute pathname The full pathname of a file, including all the directories leading to it, starting with the root directory (“/”) and ending with the filename itself See also file, filename, pathname. Access permissions Settings that allow (or prevents) a user or group of users to read, write, or execute files See also file access permissions.
  • Page 226 Glossary diskless workstations. See also boot ROM. Boot console interface The interactive firmware that enables you to interact with the hardware of your workstation before the workstation boots the operating system. The boot console interface allows you to perform special tasks, display information, and set certain system parameters.
  • Page 227 file-system server for the cluster clients. See also cluster client, cluster node, cluster server. Cluster client. A cluster node that does not have a local HP-UX file system. Its file system resides on the cluster server. See also cluster, cluster node, cluster server.
  • Page 228 (typed at the keyboard or read from a file) and interprets them as requests to execute commands or programs. An HP-UX command interpreter is called a shell. See also shell. Command option Information you provide on a command line to...
  • Page 229 This automatic option is called the “default.” See also command option. Dialog box A special type of HP CDE screen that contains controls and settings, and with which the user can carry on an interactive “dialog” in the process of setting whatever parameters the dialog box requests.
  • Page 230 Glossary Drag To move the mouse (and hence the pointer on the screen) while holding down one or more of its buttons. This process specifies two separate locations on the screen for those operations that require two: the location when the mouse button is pressed, and the location when it is released.
  • Page 231 file (such as opening the file or writing to it) See also access permissions. File manager The HP CDE application that allows you to manage your files and directories, and to set viewing preferences.
  • Page 232 Glossary is opened by the drive when access is needed. Help manager The HP CDE application that provides online help. $HOME The environment variable that contains the name of a user’s home directory. This is the directory in which you are placed upon logging in.
  • Page 233 Glossary Input device Any of several pieces of hardware equipment used to give information to a system. Examples include the keyboard and the mouse See also output device. Input window The window that displays a program’s prompt and any commands typed but not yet executed.
  • Page 234 (LAN) connection for your workstation at the hardware level. This 48-bit number is preassigned by HP on their computers and it must never be changed. Log in v. To initially sign on to the system so that you may begin to use it.
  • Page 235 Operating system The program that supervises the execution of other programs on your workstation. For example, the entire HP-UX system, including the kernel and all HP-UX commands See also kernel. Option See command option. Output device Any of several pieces of hardware used for...
  • Page 236 (this is used as a visual feedback mechanism from a program to the user). In the HP CDE Workspace, the default pointer is an X; on a window frame, it is either a simple arrow, or an arrow with one or...
  • Page 237 Program. A unit of executable code, in source-code or binary form. Most HP-UX commands and routines consist of programs. Prompt A message or symbol displayed by the system to let you know that it is ready for your input.
  • Page 238 Glossary Shell A command-line interpreter program used to invoke programs. Some examples of HP-UX shells are the Bourne, Korn, Key, and C shells. Sometimes referred to as a “command interpreter.” See also command interpreter. Shell command An instruction you give the system to execute a...
  • Page 239 System name See internet protocol address. Terminal window A terminal window is a type of HP CDE window that emulates a complete display terminal. Terminal windows are typically used to fool window-dumb programs into believing they are running in their favorite terminal.
  • Page 240 file or displaying the contents of a directory See also command, shell command. Window A rectangular area of the screen for viewing information. HP CDE allows you to create several types of windows on the screen. Each window is a separate...
  • Page 241 Glossary Workspace What the screen becomes when you start HP CDE. Although you can hide the workspace under terminal windows or other graphic objects, you can never position anything behind the workspace. All windows and graphic objects appear stacked “on top of ” the workspace See also HP Common Desktop Environment, terminal window.
  • Page 243 Index Numerics 802.3 network Problem Solution 802.3 twisted pair LAN connector Applications, FCC B Audio connectors Audio electrical specifications auto boot Auto boot, setting auto search Auto search, setting Bezel latch button Bezel lock boot Boot console interface features Boot console interface menu Configuration Information Main...
  • Page 244 Left side panel of the system unit System unit front panel System unit power supply Headphones jack Host name HP hub, USB HP scroll mouse, USB HP VISUALIZE B1000/C3000 Features Hub, HP USB devices I/O card Installing Removing Slot number and capabilities...
  • Page 245 RRL, Korea RS-232C serial I/O connector Safety and Regulatory information, special Safety interlock Release pin Switch Safety statement, laser Saving files, floppy diskette Scroll mouse, HP SCSI Fast Narrow Single-Ended Ultra2 Wide Low-Voltage Differential SCSI bus Configuration constraints Device IDs Differences...
  • Page 246 HP Hub HP scroll mouse Keyboard USB connectors USB ports User interface VCCI Class B ITE (Japan) Verifying, CD drive Video configuration statement, special Warnings and cautions Workstation ACE for HP-UX 10.20 (June 1999) Write-protect tab, floppy diskette xstm Index...