Subject: Re: Booting a CD-ROM on PC164 via 53c810
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Kevin P. Neal <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/13/2000 08:55:09
On Tue, Jun 13, 2000 at 01:31:20AM -0400, Curt Sampson wrote:
> I've got a 53c810 in my PC164 with a couple of CD-ROM drives hanging off
> it. For some reason, they often give me:
> >>>show dev
> dka0.               DKA0                CD-R/RW RW7040S  1.10
> dka600.             DKA600       PIONEER CD-ROM DR-124X  1.01
> dqa0.              DQA0        QUANTUM FIREBALL EX3.2A  A0A.0D00
> dva0.               DVA0                               
> pka0.               PKA0                  SCSI Bus ID 7
> >>>boot dka0
> (boot dka0. -flags 0)
> dka0. has no media present or is disabled via the RUN/STOP switch
> failed to open dka0.
> >>>
> This is with media present, and both drives have done this, though
> on other ocassions I get different errors. The disk I burned has
> an ISO image that apparently boots on other Alpha systems. Thoughts?

It doesn't like you. Do you ever get reboots when trying to boot off
the CD? Any CD? 

My AS 200 4/233 did the same thing. I swapped out the RRD45 for an RRD43
and it worked. 

It wouldn't boot from CD's like the DEC firmware CD, or a 4.0F DU CD.
The -43 works just fine. 

Kevin P. Neal                      

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