Subject: Multia won't boot
To: None <>
From: John Hayward <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/27/2001 11:02:18
Dear NetBSDers,
   I had an Multia running for some time.  I've had NetBSD-1.5 running on
it.  It had been serving as a NAT machine, web server, imap server etc on 
my DSL line.  About 6 weeks ago i noticed some halts while
   Sometimes when I attempted to reboot it seemed to stop before it got to
the SRM console information - the monitor would indicate it was recieving
no signal before anything was displayed.  Sometimes it would boot but 
hang part way thru the messages.  Other times it would boot and
seem to run for several days.
   About 5 weeks ago TELOCITY DSL went out and was out for 4 weeks.  I was
gone on vacation duing the last part of this time and when I came back
last night I could not get the Multia to ever get to the point I could
see anything on the monitor.  I removed the NCR SCSI controler, PCI
eithernet card, reseated memory, tried some other memory all to no avail.
   Previously I had trouble (of a different sort) and several people
suggested getting a new clock battery.  I think that was about a 15 months
   Any suggestions would be appreciated.
   I also would be interested in getting the info off the SCSI
disk.  Should I be able to access this from a VAX or MIPS machine or is
the 64 bit integers/indianess going to be an issue?