mvme167 help request

Chris Johns chrisj at
Thu Sep 11 01:19:28 UTC 2008

Joel Sherrill wrote:
> Hi,
> I am resurrecting a donated mvme167 system
> for the RTEMS lab and have some issues.  When
> it boots, the board prints this:
> WARNING: Configuration Data Failure (Invoke 'ENV' Command)
> WARNING: Board Configuration Data Failure
> Any suggestions on that?  Is there a battery that
> needs to be replaced.  The date on the board is
> MVME167 Debugger/Diagnostics Release Version 1.4 - 07/22/92

There is a battery and NVRAM. The ENV command is used to control his. This is 
documented in the 167bug.pdf manual:

> If I get past that, then the 712 transition module
> has coax for Ethernet.  We have 15-pin to RJ45 transceivers
> and coax to 15 pin but the 15 pins are obviously the
> same sex (male) so we can't connect them in series
> to get to RJ-45.  This is a dinosaur.  Does someone
> have the part in their desk drawer? Or a URL to point
> me to. :-D

The 15 pin connector will be an AUI interface so you can use something like 
these AUI to RJ45 converters:

I think coaxial is just another level of complexity to fail at some later stage.


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