i just got this off ebay, and i powered it up when i got it out of the box and it booted and then said "IP address 10.10.10.110" note: i did not configure it at all yet, and no ethernet cable plugged into it. Since i was just checking to make sure that it worked and was not DOA, i shut it down and brought it down to my room where it is going to sit.
Now when i turn it on it is stuck at the point where the LCD says "Booting..." I have replaced the CMOS battery, reset the CMOS, and nothing has changed. I have also tried booting from the ROM, but it does not get past the "loading kernel"
i started up hyper terminal and used these settings from the book
Baud rate: 115200
1 stop bit
hardware flow control
then i had hyper terminal waiting for a connection while i restarted the box......no text displays i know my serial port is working because thats how my UPS communicates with my computer. do i need to tell the box to boot from the net or something?!??!
the TX/RX light and the check mark light are lit, but the LINK light is NOT lit.....
For a null modem cable, there are no lights etc. It's just a serial cable.
Make sure the serial console is enabled. When powering up your RaQ, use a paperclip to hold down the password reset button (small hole next to the LCD). Keep it held in while powering up, and you should see "CONSOLE ON" or "CONSOLE OFF" on the LCD for a few seconds. If you see "CONSOLE OFF" the console was already enabled; turn the RaQ off, then power up again holding in the reset button.
Then make sure you are using the proper serial port. It should be the one marked with a single dot under it. The second port is typically used for a UPS connection or other serial device.
well i took it to work today and got it working, i dontk now what the hell was going on but its up and running
its bein a little funky right now because when i change a sites settings they dont take. Im sure its just a config file or something thats messed, but thats minor....the box runs and i can terminal into it im happy