Subject: RTC BIOS diagnostic error 18
To: None <>
From: Martti Kuparinen <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/19/2004 09:09:44

What is this RTC error I'm getting on my Dell Dimension 8300? How can I
debug this further? I have only one SATA disk on that PC.

NetBSD 2.0_BETA (DELL) #0: Sun Apr 18 14:02:24 UTC 2004
total memory = 1023 MB
avail memory = 993 MB
RTC BIOS diagnostic error 18<memory_size,fixed_disk>
BIOS32 rev. 0 found at 0xffe90
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: apid 0 (boot processor)
cpu0: Intel Pentium 4 (686-class), 2793.12 MHz, id 0xf29
cpu0: features bfebfbff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR>
cpu0: features bfebfbff<PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CFLUSH,DS,ACPI,MMX>
cpu0: features bfebfbff<FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,SBF>