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When the panel shows a code ending in FF1, thet is the moment to be pressing F1, etc. to break into the SMS menus (compareable to BIOS boot I guess). You have about 3-5 seconds before the system continues with it regular bootlist.
If you arent seeing anything on your CRT screen, either graphics or text, then your SMS console is the serial port, or an onboard graphics adapter (check for a graphical (VGA like) connector from the motherboard.)
Last edited by Michael AM; 05-27-2006 at 09:41 AM.
everytime it boots, it seems to work. I can get into the SMS menus. I can get it to seemingly give me a command line. But as soon as that happens, my monitor drops out w/ a "signal out of range" message. The modem cable I bought had oneend that was a 9-pin, and I guess the other side is a 25 pin cable. Does that mean the one I have won't work?
the AIX machine's got a 25 pin port. In the SMS menu's there are three options: Config, Multiboot, and Utilites. Well there's exit, but that doesn't help really. I've changed the boot order a number of times using the multiboot menu, and I've only quickly scanned the titles of the utilites, none of which seemed to be able to help me. Config has no options underneath it, just information.