PA200 not booting properly

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PA200 not booting properly

Hi there,

 

I recently picked up a couple of PA-200s for my lab. I was able to factory reset one of them and it seems to be working just fine. The other does not get any farther than this in the boot sequence (looks like it tries to boot twice)

{

Welcome to the PanOS Bootloader.

 

U-Boot 7.1.14.0-0 (Build time: Sep 18 2017 - 16:37:18)

 

Skipping PCIe port 0 BIST, reset not done. (port not configured)
Skipping PCIe port 1 BIST, reset not done. (port not configured)
BIST check passed.
MERLIN board revision major:1, minor:0, serial #: (omitted)
OCTEON CN6220-AAP pass 2.1, Core clock: 800 MHz, IO clock: 800 MHz, DDR clock: 6
67 MHz (1334 Mhz DDR), DFM clock: 667 MHz

 

Welcome to the PanOS Bootloader.

 

U-Boot 7.1.14.0-0 (Build time: Sep 18 2017 - 16:40:24)

 

Skipping PCIe port 0 BIST, reset not done. (port not configured)
Skipping PCIe port 1 BIST, reset not done. (port not configured)
BIST check passed.
MERLIN board revision major:1, minor:0, serial #: (omitted)
OCTEON CN6220-AAP pass 2.1, Core clock: 800 MHz, IO clock: 800 MHz, DDR clock: 6
67 MHz (1334 Mhz DDR), DFM clock: 667 MHz
}

No matter how long I leave it on it doesn't do anything else. I've pulled the DIMMs, swapped them, tried booting on just one, and verified that the machine gives the expected error when there is no memory inserted, so as far as I can tell the memory is fine. I haven't tried anything beyond that. It never boots far enough in for me to enter Maint. Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated. 

 

Thank you

L7 Applicator

Re: PA200 not booting properly

@Werewindle,

Give the following a try:

 

The procedure to recover the device from Merlin mode is the following :

(Connect console cable)

(Power on unit)

Wait for the string “Hit any key to stop autoboot” and a countdown from 5. Let it count down and reboot itself again; don't intervene yet.

Wait for the next “Hit any key to stop autoboot” string and hit enter to stop the countdown. Then enter the following sequence of commands at each subsequent shell prompt:

cpld_reg write 7 1

cpld_reg write 8 0

setenv boot 'bootoctlinux $(loadaddr) $(console) $(rw) $(rootfs) numcores=$(numcores) single mtdparts=$(mtdparts)'

run bootcmd

(Linux boots up here... it’ll take several seconds. Wait for Linux shell prompt “sh-3.1#”)

uboot_flash_install 200 mp

uboot_flash_install 200 mp fs

reboot

 

L0 Member

Re: PA200 not booting properly

Thanks,

Yes I saw this, but unfortunately, as I stated previously, the load process stops before it gets that far. I never get a chance to halt autoboot, it just stops at/after the memory test.

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