(Following up from Monitor for an SGI Octane?)
I booted both my Octane and Octane 2 machines for the first time. I have a monitor connected via a 13W3-to-VGA adapter, but no PS2 keyboard or mouse yet.
Neither machine would output anything to the monitor, and both would display a solid (not blinking) red light on the facade.
What would be the next logical steps in the debugging process?
I'm thinking that listening to the serial port with another machine could be instructive. I could also pull the system module out and check if anything's not properly seated, but unfortunately I don't have the covers for the compression connectors.