Subject: RE: error when running boot disk
To: 'Ross Harvey' <>
From: John Barbee <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/25/1998 18:05:53
I upgraded the SRM firmware to 6.8.2.  Hopefully the firmware is not the
I used a rhl avanti-s.img boot disk, while the video card was still in.
The bootstrap info outputted to the monitor just fine.  Although, in
order to boot I had to use a boot string buried deep in the redhat
website and even then the boot process stopped with a panic when it was
unable to mount root (what a surprise).

-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Harvey []
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 1998 5:51 PM
Subject: RE: error when running boot disk

> This particular machine has 24 megs of RAM.  Incidentally, now that
> using the serial console, the installation programs for NetBSD 1.3.2
> starts up just fine.

That's good! Probably what was happening was that it didn't really stop
the quoted point, but later on when the PCI devices were probed.
it probably happened so fast it couldn't be transcribed.

Also, we have seen some alphas shipped with video hardware that wasn't
supported by SRM, or at least, wasn't supported by the version of SRM
preload in flash as shipped.

  -- Ross Harvey