Subject: Re: bootable SCSI on PC164?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/02/2000 19:48:38
On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Peter Seebach wrote:
> Interesting.  What version of the SRM console are you using?  Do you have the
> sporadic "loses all settings" bug?

I remember hearing about that bug on the list, but I don't remember
exactly what it was... in any case, I haven't noticed problems.

Hmm, I guess there's no way to get the SRM console version without
halting the system? Here's the output of "show config":

>>>show config
                        Digital AlphaPC 164 500 MHz

SRM Console:    V5.5-1
PALcode:        OpenVMS PALcode V1.21-9, Digital UNIX PALcode V1.23-8

SROM Revision: 2.2
Alpha 21164A-2
DECchip (tm) 21172 CIA ASIC Pass 3

256 Meg of system memory

     Bus 00  Slot 05: Vendor: 8086  Device: 1229
     Bus 00  Slot 06: NCR 53C875 Scsi Controller
                                   pka0.          SCSI Bus ID 7
                                   dka0.           Quantum XP32150W
                                   dka400.         PLEXTOR CD-R   PX-R4
     Bus 00  Slot 08: Intel 82378IB PCI to ISA Bridge
     Bus 00  Slot 11: CMD PCI0646 IDE Controller
                                   dqa0.          ICD-3600 AT

Slot    Device  Name            Type         Enabled  BaseAddr  IRQ     DMA
        0       MOUSE           Embedded        Yes     60      12
        1       KBD             Embedded        Yes     60      1
        2       COM1            Embedded        Yes     3f8     4
        3       COM2            Embedded        Yes     2f8     3
        4       LPT1            Embedded        Yes     3bc     7
        5       FLOPPY          Embedded        Yes     3f0     6       2

I also have a Promise Ultra100, which I guess doesn't show up because of
the IO port > 0x10000 weirdness?

> My '875 card that I'm testing with is a Promise-branded card; I also have a
> couple of Diamond Multimedia cards.

My card is a real Symbios... SYM8751 or something like that.

> Hey, it just occurred to me:  Should it "recognize" (see in "show config") a
> drive which has not yet been labeled?  I didn't label the drive since I was
> busy fixing another problem...

I'm pretty sure it does... I'm almost positive I saw my Quantum drive
before I labelled/newfs'd it (the drive used to have WinNT/alpha on it,
with I guess the MSDOS partitioning scheme).
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