Subject: Re: installboot on snap-970921 causes memory fault
To: <>
From: Chris Csanady <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/19/1997 00:31:24
>With the latest firmware from dec's ftp site I am able to netboot,
>disklabel, newfs, and install all the tarballs onto an AlphaPC 164lx
>using IDE.  It seems to work..

Yep.. it seems to work.  I can confirm however that it does not entirely.
I have been beating on a net booted system, and it runs fine--so I must
assume that the IDE driver is somewhat flakey.  For some reason, it works
for some operations, but not others.  I really don't understand how I
can get an entire FS on there, and yet things like installboot, or fsck
kill the system immediately..

Any ideas?


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NetBSD 1.2G (GENERIC) #100: Mon Sep 22 11:30:30 PDT 1997
EB164 family, 531MHz
8192 byte page size, 1 processor.
real mem = 268435456 (1941504 reserved for PROM, 266493952 used by NetBSD)
avail mem = 227999744
using 3253 buffers containing 26648576 bytes of memory
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: ID 0 (primary), 21164A (pass 2)
cia0 at mainbus0: DECchip 21171/21172 Core Logic chipset rev. 257
cia0: EV56 BWX enabled
pci0 at cia0 bus 0
de0 at pci0 dev 5 function 0 at eb164 irq 2
de0: DEC DE500-AA 21140A [10-100Mb/s] pass 2.0
de0: address 00:00:f8:05:77:3c
de0: enabling 10baseT port
Symbios Logic product 0x0702 (ethernet network, revision 0x01) at pci0 dev 7 
function 0 not configured
sio0 at pci0 dev 8 function 0: Intel 82378IB PCI-ISA Bridge (System I/O) (rev. 
vga0 at pci0 dev 9 function 0: S3 86C968-0 ("Vision968") (rev. 0x00)
wscons0 at vga0: console
CMD Technology 646 (IDE mass storage, interface 0x80, revision 0x01) at pci0 
dev 11 function 0 not configured
isa0 at sio0
com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4: ns16550a, working fifo
com1 at isa0 port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3: ns16550a, working fifo
lpt0 at isa0 port 0x3bc-0x3bf irq 7
wdc0 at isa0 port 0x1f0-0x1f7 irq 14
wd0 at wdc0 drive 0: <WDC AC34000L>
wd0: 3815MB, 7752 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sec
wd0: using 16-sector 16-bit pio transfers, lba addressing
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x64
pckbd0 at pcppi0
pms0 at pcppi0
mcclock0 at isa0 port 0x70-0x71: mc146818 or compatible
nfs_boot: trying BOOTP/DHCP
nfs_boot: my_addr=0x939b890e
nfs_boot: my_mask=0xfffffe00
root on
root file system type: nfs