Subject: Re: Floppy and EB164's
To: Michael L. Hitch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Daniel Carosone <email@example.com>
Date: 11/05/1999 10:22:39
Michael L. Hitch writes:
> > No, it's apparently a bug in this SRM. I haven't yet followed up
> > carefully to find out exactly which versions are known good and bad,
> > but it's known that stepping down a rev or two fixes this problem.
> I had this problem on my PC164. I tried SRM 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5 with no
> luck. On my PC164, every time the SRM initialized (power on, init
> command), it would get an ISA table corrupt error, which would wipe out
> the saved environment.
I/we don't get anything about "isa table corrupt". It just forgets
Not every time. Sometimes it hangs instead of going back to the ">>>"
prompt when I "halt" NetBSD. Oddly, it seems when it hangs it's *less*
likely to forget it's settings than if it returns to the SRM prompt
before the box is powered off.
There's also other strange stuff going on with the vga scrolling; SRM
sometimes looks like it's stuck in a vt100 scrolling region somewhere
in the middle of the screen.
> I found a 4.9 version of SRM, and after "updating" to that, the ISA
> table corrupt error went away, and the SRM settings didn't
> disappear. That version wouldn't boot off the IDE driver though,
> so I went back to 5.4 (losing settings wasn't as bad as not being
> able to boot :-)). After all that, I no longer got the ISA table
> corrupt messages and the SRM would remember the settings through a
> reset or init.
Will try this trick; thanks.