Subject: booting 1.4.1 on pc164: "kernel stack not valid halt"?
To: None <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/31/1999 10:14:45
Trying to boot the 1.4.1 installation floppy sets on a pc164, I get a
"kernel stack not valid halt" right after the kernel gets started.
I've read back the floppies and they compare bit-for-bit identical
with the distribution floppy images.

Any clue on what to look at next?  Is there a -current snapshot I
could try? (my goal is to run -current).

Digital AlphaPC 164 500 MHz Console V5.4-1, Mar 18 1999 14:43:28
>>>boot dva0
(boot dva0. -flags 0)
block 0 of dva0. is a valid boot block
reading 15 blocks from dva0.
bootstrap code read in
base = 180000, image_start = 0, image_bytes = 1e00
initializing HWRPB at 2000
initializing page table at 172000
initializing machine state
setting affinity to the primary CPU
jumping to bootstrap code

NetBSD/alpha 1.4.1 Primary Boot +
Jumping to entry point...

NetBSD/alpha 1.4.1 Secondary Bootstrap, Revision 1.10
(ross@sutekh, Jul 31 15:53:38 PDT 1999)

VMS PAL rev: 0x1000900010114
OSF PAL rev: 0x1000800020116
Switch to OSF PAL code succeeded.

Boot flags: 0

Loading netbsd...
5479304Warning, unexpected short transfer 8192/18432
Warning, unexpected short transfer 8192/10240
Please remove disk 1, insert disk 2, and type return...

Entering netbsd at 0xfffffc0000301100...

halted CPU 0

halt code = 2
kernel stack not valid halt
PC = 200000000