Mike's PBX Cookbook

Option 11 Stuck in INI loop

If an Option 11 PBX is caught in an INI loop and not booting, suspect corrupted files on the software daughterboard. If we're lucky, erasing the flash drive on the software daughterboard will correct the problem, without having to re-install the operating system and customer database.

Put the software distribution PCMCIA card in slot A, and power cycle the PBX to force it to boot from the card.

When you see the following:

*** To invoke install setup program from PCMCIA enter CONTROL-I ***

... enter CONTROL-B

This will invoke the MERIDIAN SMALL SYSTEM TEST MENU.
From this menu, we will select the FLASH TEST MENU.
From there we will select ERASE FLASH DRIVE ON DB.
When this process is complete, we will re-boot the PBX.

The sequence to delete the files on the software daughterboard is:

CONTROL-B
FBUG> ct
T
8
6
99 to re-boot PBX

The PBX should re-boot, rebuild the tempory files, and sucessfully load the customer database.

Example TTY output:

Meridian Small System Controller
Pre-Boot: 03   dev2.37
Flash Boot: NTDK34FA_r07  dev2.54
Reset Reason: C0, 0 - Reset due to Power Up
SRAM: 128 kBytes
DRAM: 16 MBytes, speed=60 ns
Security ID: 1010****     type: NT_STD
System ID: 1010****
Backup Flash: 1572 kBytes
Program Store: 32 MBytes
Flash Drive: 16 MBytes
Dual fibre expansion board #1 installed.
Expansion board #2 not installed.
Ethernet MAC address: 00:00:75:**:**:**
PCMCIA card installed in drive A.
PCMCIA card not installed in drive B.

*** To invoke install setup program from PCMCIA enter CONTROL-I ***

Executing power up self tests
Power up self test passed

Fbug680x0 Monitor/Debugger Version 3.0 - 27/1/98

++++ press CNTL B ++++

FBUG> ct





       MERIDIAN SMALL SYSTEM TEST MENU
------------------------------------
Enter 'p' for Production test
 or   'd' for Daughter board test
 or   't' for Troubleshoot
 or   's' for System power up test
          Return key to exit

Enter selection: t



    TROUBLESHOOT TEST MENU
---------------------------------
0 - or return to EXIT MENU
1 -  LED
2 -  RTC
4 -  RAM TEST MENU
5 -  020 TEST MENU
6 -  NETWORK TEST MENU
7 -  CONFERENCE TEST MENU
8 -  FLASH TEST MENU
9 -  FIBER D/B RS-232 LOOPBACK TEST MENU

 - PROG DEVELOPMENT ONLY -
50 - print I44-A31 address map
51 - print important CSA variables
99 - RESTART BOOT

 Enter selection: 8



----- FLASH TEST MENU -----
0  -  EXIT TO MAIN T/S MENU
1  -  ALL TESTS
2  -  W/R TEST FLASH ALT BOOT
3  -  W/R TEST FLASH DRIVE
4  -  W/R TEST FLASH PROG STORE
5  -  ERASE FLASH ALT BOOT MAIN CAB
6  -  ERASE FLASH DRIVE ON DB
7  -  ERASE FLASH PROG STORE ON DB

 Enter selection: 6
-Erasing device block 0
-Checking devices are erased
-Block 0 is erased
-ERASE PASSED
PASS

 Enter test number or Return: 0



----- FLASH TEST MENU -----
0  -  EXIT TO MAIN T/S MENU
1  -  ALL TESTS
2  -  W/R TEST FLASH ALT BOOT
3  -  W/R TEST FLASH DRIVE
4  -  W/R TEST FLASH PROG STORE
5  -  ERASE FLASH ALT BOOT MAIN CAB
6  -  ERASE FLASH DRIVE ON DB
7  -  ERASE FLASH PROG STORE ON DB

 Enter selection: 99



    TROUBLESHOOT TEST MENU
---------------------------------
0 - or return to EXIT MENU
1 -  LED
2 -  RTC
4 -  RAM TEST MENU
5 -  020 TEST MENU
6 -  NETWORK TEST MENU
7 -  CONFERENCE TEST MENU
8 -  FLASH TEST MENU
9 -  FIBER D/B RS-232 LOOPBACK TEST MENU

 - PROG DEVELOPMENT ONLY -
50 - print I44-A31 address map
51 - print important CSA variables
99 - RESTART BOOT

 Enter selection: 99




Meridian Small System Controller
Pre-Boot: 03   dev2.37
Flash Boot: NTDK34FA_r07  dev2.54
Reset Reason: 0, 0 - Reset Reason unknown
SRAM: 128 kBytes
DRAM: 16 MBytes, speed=60 ns
Security ID: 10103287     type: NT_STD
System ID: 10103287
Backup Flash: 1572 kBytes
Program Store: 32 MBytes
Flash Drive: 16 MBytes
Dual fibre expansion board #1 installed.
Expansion board #2 not installed.
Ethernet MAC address: 00:00:75:45:54:42
PCMCIA card installed in drive A.
PCMCIA card not installed in drive B.

*** To invoke install setup program from PCMCIA enter CONTROL-I ***

Executing power up self tests
Power up self test passed
CONTROL-I entered. Invoking install setup program from SW Delivery Card.
DRAMOS load from SW Delivery Card successful.


*** OS RESTART ***


Meridian 1 X11 System Software
Release     : x112530
Created     : Friday November 17 17:08:02 EST 2000
Loaded      : 2/1/96 3:13:48

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