The Utility programs are on the RT PC diagnostics diskettes.
The utilities are:
Format a fixed disk
Copy the diagnostics diskette
Exercise the Ethernet Network
Display the installed features list
Change the diagnostic test list
Format the fixed disks on the IBM 9332
Download microcode to the IBM 9332
Display and alter the Vital Product Data record on the IBM 9332 fixed
To Run the Utilities:
1. Press ENTER after reading the DIAGNOSTIC OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
2. Choose Utilities on the FUNCTION SELECTION menu
3. Choose the type of utilities on the UTILITY SELECTION menu
Utility Types and Options
Fixed Disk Utilities -
NOTE: The Format
Fixed-Disk utility erases all data on the fixed disk and reformats the
fixed disk. Before using this utility, backup all data on the fixed disk
Use Format Fixed-Disk utility only when intermittent read
or write errors have occured on the fixed disk or the diagnostic programs
instruct you to use this utility. The Format Fixed-Disk utility formats
the fixed disk and writes new addresses on it.
Diagnostics Diskette Copy Utility
Provides a program to copy the diagnostics
diskettes. The utility does:
Message when source diskette is needed
Message when target diskette is needed
Warning message that data on the target diskette will be destroyed
Formatting of the target diskette
Copying of data from source diskette to the formatted target diskette
You may have to change the source and target diskettes
during the copying procedure. A message displays to inform you when to
Utilities for Use with ETHERNET
Provide a means to exercise the RT PC Baseband
Adapter and part of the Ethernet Network. The utility transmits a block
of data addressed to itself. The utility then checks the response
of the adapter and the network status to determine if it is operating correctly.
This utility works with either the wrap plug or with a functioning Ethernet
Show installed Options Utility -
Displays the installed features list created
by the Loadable POST programs. All IBM adapters and devices installed in
the system unit and recognized by the Loadable POST program are displayed.
Use this list to check the configuration of the system.
Show and Change Diagnostic Test List Utility
Displays the diagnostic test list. Menus guide
you in changing the list. Only options that are installed in your system
can be added to the list.
IBM 9332 Utilities -
Download microcode to the IBM
9332 from a diskette
Display and alter VPD record on
the IBM 9332 fixed disk
Format the fixed disk on the IBM
9332. This utility erases all data and formats the fixed disk.