Subject: Re: Sigh.. more multia problems
To: Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tim Atluru <email@example.com>
Date: 12/12/1997 14:39:51
I figured it was time to share this with the world....
Curt: In answer to your question, ya, I gunzipped it. Once it failed I
opened a new box of floppies and tried again...same result. I then had
to run off to work so I haven't had time to go any farther. (other than
booting the 1.3_ALPHA disk to ensure it wasn't a new hardware problem.)
I am hoping to have time to play with it this weekend.
Anybody wanna buy a Multia?!
>Hm. I've not had a chance to test this disk yet, since my disk drive and
>Sparc at home are not currently connected to each other. I'll do that this
>But just to verify, you did gunzip the image before dd'ing it on to the
>Curt Sampson firstname.lastname@example.org Info at http://www.portal.ca/
>Internet Portal Services, Inc. Through infinite mist, software reverberates
>Vancouver, BC (604) 257-9400 In code possess'd of invisible folly.
>On Fri, 12 Dec 1997, Tim Rightnour wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 07:46:50 -0700 (MST)
>> Organization: Garbled User
>> From: Tim Rightnour <email@example.com>
>> To: Tim Atluru <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: Re: Sigh.. more multia problems
>> Cc: email@example.com
>> (ccing this to Curt so he can see the problem with the BETA floppy.)
>> On 12-Dec-97 Tim Atluru spoke unto us all:
>> # That looks kinda familiar tho I can't keep mine up long enough to
>> # look at messages. I keep meaning to floppy boot and see what I can
>> # find.
>> Hint.. serial console and kermit. Will save you alot of pain.. It cant rese
>> the sceen and loose it on you..
>> # I pulled down the BETA stuff last night. I tried the boot floppy
>> # image. My Multia says no boot blocks or some such. I only had a
>> # few minutes to play with it tho.
>> just finished downloading.. lemme try right now..
>> Keyboard error; using serial port terminal
>> >>>boot dva0
>> (boot dva0.0.0.0.1 -flags a)
>> block 0 of dva0.0.0.0.1 is not a valid boot block
>> bootstrap failure
>> # Have you tried using the old boot floppy and setting up routes by
>> # hand? I was wondering about doing this to get the BETA stuff onto
>> # it. (Assuming that I can't get the new image to work...)
>> Thats not what happens.. I can sit there and not type anything and it will
>> wedge. If I type fast enough, and it's in a good mood.. I can get it into
>> multiuser before it freezes..
>> # Why did I buy a Multia?
>> Because it said "digital" and was deceptively cheap.. I'm getting seriously
>> Tim Rightnour - firstname.lastname@example.org