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Old 09-16-2003, 11:15 AM   #1
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Server HP 9000


Hi.
I've a very big problem.
I've a server HP 9000, but I didn't find any manual for to reactivate-it. HP don't give support for this server.
Does someone have some manuals?
Thank you very much.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 08:11 PM   #2
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I found plenty of manuals available from HP's main site, but the HP 9000 is a series of workstations... there were about 30 different versions. Have you got another part of the name to go on? For example, there's the: 405, 420t, 705, etc...

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Old 09-18-2003, 02:59 AM   #3
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Thanks.
Yes, I have a part number for all server's pieces.
I have searched for these on Internet and the pages I have found simple tell me what kind of piece the number correspond.
Here are some codes:
300
340
7957
7958
7958B
7959
7959B
9144
98720A
7937

But they don't seems be a workstation.
Thanks a lot and sorry for my bad english

Cheers,

Groucho
 
Old 09-18-2003, 04:04 PM   #4
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Whew... hmm, okay, we're just firing random numbers at one another right now. Let's try and deal with this as if it were just any other machine...

When you mean Server, is this a rackmount or a cabinet server. Does it look like:

http://www.open-i.ne.jp/root/price/v...alinux4452.jpg

or...

http://linux.ascii24.com/linux/news/...ages572512.jpg

Or does it just look like a really big normal desktop tower?

http://64.95.118.51/images/opti/15/2...resized200.gif

If it looks like that last one, its just a workstation. HP made a series of workstations called the 9000 series. There were many different members of the 9000 series. We can figure out which one this is and try to get you a manual, or tackle what is wrong with it here. From what I found at HP, they have very few manuals in Italian, so even if we figure out the exact machine we're dealing with, the manual may be very difficult to read.

I can probably help a little better then a manual, I work in a library where no one speaks english very well so I am comfortable with trying to explain things very simply.

What is wrong with the machine? Does it boot? If it does boot, where does it error? If it does not boot, what does it do? Does the Power supply turn on, does the BIOS beep not happen?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 09-19-2003, 04:05 AM   #5
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Hi.
The server is a rackmount.
I have a lot of rack, and the numbers I send you are the number of racks.
If there are manuals in english, they aren't a problem for me.
I've found aome manuals about using HP-UX on this machine.
My firs and bigger problem is how to mount racks! I've racks, I've cable connectors, ... I've all the pieces but I don't know how to assemble them!

Thanks
Cheers,

Groucho
 
Old 09-19-2003, 04:57 PM   #6
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OOOOOOOh, its an old HP PA-RISC machine!!!

I gotcha now.

Here's pretty much the best resource out there:

http://www.openpa.net/

Just check through the models on the right column until you find the one that looks like yours. There should be enough detailed info in order to find out how to get the beast running.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 09-20-2003, 02:52 AM   #7
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I've seen the url you suggested me, but in the rightr column there wasn't images of my racks.
Maybe in a few days I'll can update here some pictures of my racks.
Thanks a lot for now.
Cheers

Groucho
 
  


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