Subject: Re: a little pc164 help please
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/03/2000 10:10:46
> but it won't boot.  it seems to read in the whole first floppy (the
> stepper motor in the floppy drive clicks about 80 times), but never
> does anything else, or asks for a different floppy.  the light doesn't
> go off either.

Another possible guess from left field:

Does it display anything on the console when you power it on?

If not, it sounds like it's behaving as if the flash rom
disaster-recovery jumper in the "emergency recovery" mode rather than
the normal mode.

(see the motherboard manual, assuming you have it; it's looking for a
floppy with the SRM install image on it rather than an OS to boot).