florian at eprofs
Mar 19, 2005, 3:15 PM
> You can also remove the disk drive to force IRIX to not load
> You can also try mashing the ESC key if it still doesn't do this -- that
> usually drops to PROM on most SGIs I've tinkered with.
I'm afraid neither method works - I tried them all. I also
disconnected mouse and keyboard but still only gibberish shows up
on the serial line. To be more precise it's always two lines: The
fisrt only appearing after sending break for many times (>20). The
second line appears after sending the next break. When I send more
breaks (again >20) the whole process repeats: the same two lines
of gibberish. Pressing ESC does not work at all.
The O2 shows exactly the same behaviour: same two lines. but when
I press ESC after the second line shows up I get into the PROM
menu. So I guess I did everything right. Note that I have to go
through this procedure. Otherwise the O2 won't drop to PROM on