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?
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).
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.
LOL. That's funny. And I thought only windows required a blood sacrfice to keep it running.
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