Subject: Re: Try again... problems with alpha 3000/800S
To: R. Lee Hawkins <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/19/1999 13:09:45
On Tue, 14 Sep 1999 10:02:07 -0400 
 "R. Lee Hawkins" <> wrote:

 > Hi all:
 > We're trying to install netbsd on an AlphaStation 3000/800S that we
 > inherited from another site.  The machine boots the CD Rom distribution
 > fine (or seems to), but when I try to install, I get an error telling me
 > that the install program can't find any hard disks to install to.  The
 > machine has two internal RZ28B disks, and DU is installed now and boots
 > fine.  
 > On booting the CD Rom, I get the following "probe" messages as netbsd
 > probes the internal scsi bus (these messages are not complete, I simply
 > give the device number probed and final error):
 > probe(asc0:0:0)...............
 > asc0: timed out..........
 > ncr53c9x_abort: not NEXUS
 > It goes through this process for asc0:0:0 through asc0:4:0.

...the problem should be fixed Real Soon Now; it had to do with a
botch I made when adding support for the TC option board version
of the TCDS... I screwed up the timing and clock source for the
fast chips, like are in your machine.  Michael Hitch has tracked
down the problem and fixed it, and hopefully will commit it soon.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>