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Old 10-24-2003, 09:52 AM   #1
te3d
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Box Won't Boot - just displays "ATI MACH64 BIOS P/N 113-49801-101"


I am not a Linux or sys admin expert, but have been handling basic administration for a Linux file server for a few years out of necessity. After making some standard Samba and Netatalk updates (just removing and adding various shares) I tried to reboot the machine. Since then, it only displays the line:

"ATI MACH64 BIOS P/N 113-49801-101"

And nothing else happens. I've looked in the machine and all the connections seem good and the power seems fine.

I've also tried booting from a CD or floppy, but that doesn't change the display.

Any suggestions on what to try next or what could be wrong?

Ted Papoulas
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Old 10-24-2003, 05:32 PM   #2
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It wont even let you get to the system bios screen? That is a problem. I would first reseat/swap out the video card and if that doesn't change it and ALL connections are tight then worry about the motherboard(bios).
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:12 AM   #3
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Lucifer's Linux Box

Thanks for the reply. Here's the true, halloween-esque story of how the machine got working again. You already know the set up, so I'll pick up from there...

=-=-=

I was trying various things and nothing was working. I had unplugged it and checked connections plugged it back in and nothin'... then I got lazy. I started poking at connections while it was running and didn't notice one of the interior fans nearby. As I was checking a connection, my finger whacked into the fan, ripping the nail a bit and I started bleeding. I left the server room to get a bandage and as I was talking to Erin, I said "Just watch, this will be a Stephen King movie... all the machine wanted was blood and now it will work." I walked back in the room and the Linux box had booted while I was gone.

=-=-=

Happy Halloween

Ted
 
Old 10-27-2003, 02:11 PM   #4
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LOL. That's funny. And I thought only windows required a blood sacrfice to keep it running.
 
  


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