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 NetBSD/hp300 Frequently Asked Questions  [[!meta title="NetBSD/hp300 Frequently Asked Questions"]]
 =======================================  
   
 ### General Questions  [[!toc startlevel=1 levels=2]]
   
 -   [My screen went black after some initial bootrom  
     messages](#blackscreen)  
 -   [Can NetBSD/hp300 boot across the network?](#netboot)  
 -   [How can I change Ethernet media types on 4xx models?](#ether-port)  
 -   [What TERM type is needed for the console?](#hp300h)  
 -   [What is the situation with X11 on the hp300?](#x11)  
 -   [Models 345 and 425e having problems with internal hard  
     drives](#int.hd)  
 -   [What are the Model 362 and 382?](#model362-382)  
 -   [What does 'UNEXPECTED USE OF FFFFFFC4' mean?](#unexpected_use_of)  
   
 ### Boot ROM Information  
   
 -   [What commands does the HP Boot ROM understand?](#bootrom)  
 -   [What order does the Boot ROM use to search for bootable  
     devices?](#bootsearch)  
 -   [Switching your Series 400 machine from Domain to "HP-UX Compatible  
     Boot Mode"](#domain)  
 -   [Where could I get a more recent Boot ROM for my 400s or  
     400t?](#bootrom2)  
   
 ### Serial Port Information  
   
 -   [What are the different types of serial ports, and how do I access  
     them?](#serialdefs)  
 -   [Setting up a serial console on a 98561, 98562, 98626, 98628, 98642,  
     or 98644](#serialconsole)  
 -   [Setting up serial console on a Model 340](#serialconsole340)  
 -   [Setting up serial console on a Series 400 machine or a 345, 362,  
     375, 380, 382, or 385](#serialconsole400)  
 -   [How do I build the cable to get at the hidden serial ports on a  
     Series 400 machine?](#serialsplit)  
 -   [Does my System Interface Board really need a special DB9 serial  
     cable?](#serialdca)  
   
 ### Other sources of information  
   
 -   [Other sources of information](#)  
   
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 ### General Questions  # General Questions
   
 #### My screen went black after some initial bootrom messages ([top](#))  ## My screen went black after some initial bootrom messages
   
 This means your framebuffer is not supported. Hook up a serial terminal,  This means your framebuffer is not supported. Hook up a serial terminal,
 9600 bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, xon/xoff flow control.  9600 bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, xon/xoff flow control.
Line 54  This means your framebuffer is not suppo Line 14  This means your framebuffer is not suppo
 Contact `<port-hp300@NetBSD.org>`{.email} if you'd like to work on  Contact `<port-hp300@NetBSD.org>`{.email} if you'd like to work on
 writing a driver for your framebuffer.  writing a driver for your framebuffer.
   
 #### Can NetBSD/hp300 boot across the network? ([top](#))  ## Can NetBSD/hp300 boot across the network?
   
 HP 9000/300-series workstations support network booting with Boot ROM  HP 9000/300-series workstations support network booting with Boot ROM
 Revision B or later. (This includes any Boot ROM with a numeric  Revision B or later. (This includes any Boot ROM with a numeric
Line 73  man page. For more detailed instructions Line 33  man page. For more detailed instructions
 HOW-TO](../../docs/network/netboot/) and its [Setting up the rbootd  HOW-TO](../../docs/network/netboot/) and its [Setting up the rbootd
 server section](../../docs/network/netboot/rbootd/).  server section](../../docs/network/netboot/rbootd/).
   
 #### How can I change Ethernet media types on 4xx models? ([top](#))  ## How can I change Ethernet media types on 4xx models?
   
 Series 400 machines have two Ethernet media types built into the  Series 400 machines have two Ethernet media types built into the
 motherboard. You may only use one at a time. When your Series 400  motherboard. You may only use one at a time. When your Series 400
Line 94  is aware of these issues. There is a blo Line 54  is aware of these issues. There is a blo
 the motherboard, labeled AUI/Thin. You will need to put the jumpers in  the motherboard, labeled AUI/Thin. You will need to put the jumpers in
 the position necessary for your type of Ethernet.  the position necessary for your type of Ethernet.
   
 #### What `TERM`{.code} type is needed for the console? ([top](#))  ## What `TERM`{.code} type is needed for the console?
   
 If you're using a local console on NetBSD 5.x or prior, and you're  If you're using a local console on NetBSD 5.x or prior, and you're
 running csh or tcsh, you'll need to make sure you run:  running csh or tcsh, you'll need to make sure you run:
Line 109  On NetBSD -current with wscons support ( Line 69  On NetBSD -current with wscons support (
 releases), use `wsvt25`{.code} for `TERM`{.code} environment variable as  releases), use `wsvt25`{.code} for `TERM`{.code} environment variable as
 other wscons ports.  other wscons ports.
   
 #### What is the situation with X11 on the hp300? ([top](#))  ## What is the situation with X11 on the hp300?
   
 NetBSD 5.x includes all X11R6 clients, but there is no functional  NetBSD 5.x includes all X11R6 clients, but there is no functional
 server.  server.
Line 117  server. Line 77  server.
 NetBSD 6.0 (and later releases) will have Xorg server based on generic  NetBSD 6.0 (and later releases) will have Xorg server based on generic
 wsfb driver.  wsfb driver.
   
 #### Models 345 and 425e having problems with internal hard drives ([top](#))  ## Models 345 and 425e having problems with internal hard drives
   
 The SCSI cable in these models is **not** notched to specify which way  The SCSI cable in these models is **not** notched to specify which way
 it should be plugged in. The symptom is being unable to boot due to a  it should be plugged in. The symptom is being unable to boot due to a
Line 128  over. Line 88  over.
 The only other models that accept internal hard drives are the 362, 382,  The only other models that accept internal hard drives are the 362, 382,
 4XXt, and 4XXs which do not have this uncertainty in cabling.  4XXt, and 4XXs which do not have this uncertainty in cabling.
   
 #### What are the Model 362 and 382? ([top](#))  ## What are the Model 362 and 382?
   
 These models were designed as instrument controllers, unlike the rest of  These models were designed as instrument controllers, unlike the rest of
 the Series 300 and Series 400 systems which were intended as  the Series 300 and Series 400 systems which were intended as
Line 166  Ethernet option. See [Jarkko Teppo's Line 126  Ethernet option. See [Jarkko Teppo's
 report](http://mail-index.NetBSD.org/port-hp300/1999/07/16/0000.html)  report](http://mail-index.NetBSD.org/port-hp300/1999/07/16/0000.html)
 for more info.  for more info.
   
 #### What does 'UNEXPECTED USE OF FFFFFFC4' mean? ([top](#))  ## What does 'UNEXPECTED USE OF FFFFFFC4' mean?
   
 This is the output of one of a set of temporary, informational only,  This is the output of one of a set of temporary, informational only,
 exception handlers installed by the Boot ROM before an OS has been  exception handlers installed by the Boot ROM before an OS has been
Line 181  corrupt bootloader. Line 141  corrupt bootloader.
   
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 ### Boot ROM Information  # Boot ROM Information
   
 #### What commands does the HP Boot ROM understand? ([top](#))  ## What commands does the HP Boot ROM understand?
   
 All the early hp300 Boot ROMs are very primitive and only allow a few  All the early hp300 Boot ROMs are very primitive and only allow a few
 simple operations. You can only interact with it after it is first  simple operations. You can only interact with it after it is first
Line 225  good information on this topic. Also, th Line 185  good information on this topic. Also, th
 Museum](http://www.hpmuseum.net/index.php) has various useful manuals  Museum](http://www.hpmuseum.net/index.php) has various useful manuals
 and informations for many HP 9000 models.  and informations for many HP 9000 models.
   
 #### What order does the Boot ROM use to search for bootable devices? ([top](#))  ## What order does the Boot ROM use to search for bootable devices?
   
 From the *Configuration Reference Manual*, 98561-90020:  From the *Configuration Reference Manual*, 98561-90020:
   
Line 422  SCSI drive at address 6 (7 is the system Line 382  SCSI drive at address 6 (7 is the system
 It is also possible to configure the Boot ROM to default to a specific  It is also possible to configure the Boot ROM to default to a specific
 device from the configuration menu.  device from the configuration menu.
   
 #### Switching your Series 400 machine from Domain to "HP-UX Compatible Boot Mode" ([top](#))  ## Switching your Series 400 machine from Domain to "HP-UX Compatible Boot Mode"
   
 This step is necessary, since NetBSD can only boot a Series 400 machine  This step is necessary, since NetBSD can only boot a Series 400 machine
 when it's set up in "HP-UX Compatible Boot Mode". If, when you power on  when it's set up in "HP-UX Compatible Boot Mode". If, when you power on
Line 469  serial console. Line 429  serial console.
 Be sure to turn **off** "service mode" when you're done. I found it  Be sure to turn **off** "service mode" when you're done. I found it
 prevented me from selecting which device I wanted to boot from.  prevented me from selecting which device I wanted to boot from.
   
 #### Where could I get a more recent Boot ROM for my 400s or 400t? ([top](#))  ## Where could I get a more recent Boot ROM for my 400s or 400t?
   
 Michael Wolfson has images of the HP 425/433 Boot ROM in HP-UX mode.  Michael Wolfson has images of the HP 425/433 Boot ROM in HP-UX mode.
 This is necessary when upgrading a 400 to a 425/433  This is necessary when upgrading a 400 to a 425/433
Line 480  upgrading. Line 440  upgrading.
   
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 ### Serial Port Information  # Serial Port Information
   
 #### What are the different types of serial ports, and how do I access them? ([top](#))  ## What are the different types of serial ports, and how do I access them? ([top](#))
   
 NetBSD -current has switched to using the  NetBSD -current has switched to using the
 [com(4)](http://netbsd.gw.com/cgi-bin/man-cgi?com+4+NetBSD-6.0+i386)  [com(4)](http://netbsd.gw.com/cgi-bin/man-cgi?com+4+NetBSD-6.0+i386)
Line 663  jumper Line 623  jumper
   
 weird centronics connector goes to normal db25  weird centronics connector goes to normal db25
   
 #### Setting up a serial console on a 98561, 98562, 98626, 98628, 98642, or 98644 ([top](#))  ## Setting up a serial console on a 98561, 98562, 98626, 98628, 98642, or 98644
   
 Turn off power to your system before removing any cards. Remove the card  Turn off power to your system before removing any cards. Remove the card
 with the serial interface.  with the serial interface.
Line 708  will be sent over the serial port at 960 Line 668  will be sent over the serial port at 960
 bit. Theoretically, you should be using a null-modem cable, but I found  bit. Theoretically, you should be using a null-modem cable, but I found
 that for my 98562, I needed a non-null modem cable.  that for my 98562, I needed a non-null modem cable.
   
 #### Setting up serial console on a Model 340 ([top](#))  ## Setting up serial console on a Model 340
   
 Turn off power to your system. There are four DIP switches visible  Turn off power to your system. There are four DIP switches visible
 through the rear panel, flip the third switch from the left to one. Turn  through the rear panel, flip the third switch from the left to one. Turn
Line 717  on your system. Line 677  on your system.
 Now, all console messages will be sent over the serial port at 9600 bps,  Now, all console messages will be sent over the serial port at 9600 bps,
 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit.  8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit.
   
 #### Setting up serial console on a Series 400 machine or a 345, 362, 375, 380, 382, or 385 ([top](#))  ## Setting up serial console on a Series 400 machine or a 345, 362, 375, 380, 382, or 385
   
 This procedure does not work on the 425e, since it does not support  This procedure does not work on the 425e, since it does not support
 serial console in the Boot ROM.  serial console in the Boot ROM.
Line 757  keyboard. Line 717  keyboard.
 Since the hardware takes care of this console, you do **not** add an  Since the hardware takes care of this console, you do **not** add an
 entry for the console in `/etc/ttys`{.code}. That would be bad.  entry for the console in `/etc/ttys`{.code}. That would be bad.
   
 #### How do I build the cable to get at the hidden serial ports on a Series 400 machine? ([top](#))  ## How do I build the cable to get at the hidden serial ports on a Series 400 machine?
   
 Build the funky [cable](serial.splitter.html). Otherwise, just using a  Build the funky [cable](serial.splitter.html). Otherwise, just using a
 normal DB25 serial cable will work fine if you only want one serial  normal DB25 serial cable will work fine if you only want one serial
 port.  port.
   
 #### Does my System Interface Board really need a special DB9 serial cable? ([top](#))  ## Does my System Interface Board really need a special DB9 serial cable?
   
 Yes. A normal DB9\<-\>DB25 adaptor will *not* work. This cable is HP  Yes. A normal DB9\<-\>DB25 adaptor will *not* work. This cable is HP
 part number [98561-61604](dca.cable.html).  part number [98561-61604](dca.cable.html).
   
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 ### Other sources of information  # Other sources of information
   
 #### Other sources of information ([top](#other-info))  ## Other sources of information
   
 -   [HP9000/300 hardware  -   [HP9000/300 hardware
     FAQ](http://www.nosflow.com/~mw/hp300/FAQ/rossspon/hp300faq.htm) -      FAQ](http://www.nosflow.com/~mw/hp300/FAQ/rossspon/hp300faq.htm) -

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