Subject: Re: boot26 on R260
To: Peter Teichmann <>
From: Ben Harris <>
List: port-acorn26
Date: 02/09/2005 10:49:32
On Wed, 9 Feb 2005, Peter Teichmann wrote:

>> Nothing. To get rid of the page XXX not free messages you'll have to
>> *unplug any modules you don't really need, maybe *rmtidy helps too ( on
>> my A5000 with 8MB I never got there )
>> Did you try BBBB?
> No, but I got a clue from reading a BBBB documentation. I got to supervisor
> mode by pressing shift and keypad-*, and switched to a 256 colour mode before
> starting boot26. That helped. Unfortunately I get now infinite messages with
> the 2.0 installation kernel:
> Stray IRQ, status=0xf1f1, spl=0, mask=0x0

Odd.  I must actually get a working acorn26 machine again so I can test 

> The 1.62 installation kernel does not show these messages, but seems not to
> recognise the Ether1 card. Utility menu/Configure network does not let me
> configure a network card, it does not find one.
> During kernel startup, it says:
> podule <0000>:<0000> at podulebus0 slot 0 not configured
> This is the Ether1. I thought it is supported?

The Ether1 is supported in general, but your one is apparently identifying 
itself as a TUBE host interface.  This suggests that its PROM is dead. 
Does it work under RISC OS?

Ben Harris                                                   <>
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