Subject: alphaserver 1200 TOY clock problems
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Martin McGreal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/09/2001 20:59:00
I recently purchased a used alphaserver 1200 from ebay, and found that upon
booting, the TOY (time-of-year, real-time) clock fails test 3, and forces the
system to issue an automatic halt assertion. Because of this halt assertion,
I can't continue booting the system. At least that's my assesment, although I
am new to alphas. It always boots into the SRM, and even if I set auto_action
to BOOT, and issue a "boot dva0," it replies
Halt is or has been asserted, BOOT NOT POSSIBLE
The "date" command replies
127:255:255 255, 2155
And even if I try to set the current time with the date command, it seems to
have no effect.
Has anyone ever had their TOY clock go bad? Does anyone know if it's a
battery I am not finding that needs replaced(i've searched the whole
motherboard, but haven't taken it out of the case to check the back)? Or is
there some way I can force an override of this halt assertion to make it
I know this is not specifically netbsd related, but I do plan on installing
netbsd if I can ever get the devil to boot, and I figure you all have a
wealth of experience to draw from.
I deeply appreciate any help!!