Subject: RE: Random reboots on PC164SX
To: '' <>
From: Tom Haapanen <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/02/2000 11:37:53
> I'm trying to install NetBSD-1.4.1 on a PC164SX mainboard-based
> machine. The only devices are a PCI-based graphics adaptor and an IDE
> disk connected to the on-board IDE bus. I installed SRM console version
> 5.6-2 and booted the installation floppies. When viewing /kern/msgbuf
> using more(1) and paging backwards and forwards for some times, I get
> random reboots.


We have two machines running 1.4.1 with the exact architecture you describe
(except that ours have no video cards).  The only difficulty I had was that
the IDE reported a device ID that 1.4.1 did not understand -- but there is a
patch in -current that corrects the problem.

I have installed all our NetBSD/Alpha machines (five or six now) by
netbooting, but I don't think that should make any difference.

Tom Haapanen -- Software Metrics Inc. -- Waterloo, ON
Advanced Printing Solutions --