Subject: Re: Trouble booting on Multia
To: nm <>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/21/1998 20:07:10
As nm wrote...
> At 02:51 PM 4/20/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >> I'm having trouble booting NetBSD on a recently purchased DEC Multia
> >> /w 64MB RAM and 4GB external HD.  Booting NetBSD 1.3 worked just fine
> >> for about a week, but then refused to work quite suddenly.  At the SRM
> >> ...
> >
> >Sadly. this story has been repeated over and over. Something inside the
> >Multia just fizzles and dies, and it seems to happen to everyone. You
> >are probably quite lucky that it only lasted a week, you can probably
> >return it. (There might be something like  an "implied warranty of
> >merchantibility" in every US sale, so don't worry too much about the
> >exact disclaimers by the seller.) To repeat: you need to send that
> >thing back to wherever you got it ASAP.
> >
> >And instead of buying Multias, my recommendation for a minimum price
> >systems is that you get an AXPPCI33. Same price, same speed, same
> >processor, but much greater reliability and a standard form factor.
> >Nothing on the planet is as likely to fail as a Multia, it appears.
> woowoo, i love my axppci33 (166) here... as a boon it
> runs great at 200mhz as well... not that this is really much added
> speed...

Indeed, works great at 200Mc here. Did not want to do 233 though ;-)

> btw, dont overclock unless you are willing to accept the 
> consequences!

Hm, who cares.
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