Subject: Dec 8 -current snapshot failing to boot on 2 Alpha's
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Mark Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/11/2001 16:44:59
I've just tried booting a couple of our Alpha's with NetBSD for the first
time and was unsuccessful. The machines are an Alphastation 200 4/166 with a
serial console and an Alphastation 255/300 with a graphics head, each with two
network cards and two scsi disks.
Using the boot floppies from the Dec 8 1.5Z snapshot on ftp.netbsd.org, in
both cases the install kernel would start find all the hardware and end with:
md0: internal 4650K image area
Warning: can't figure what device matches "DVA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0"
root: md0a dumps on md0b
root file system type: ffs
de1: autosense failed: cable problem?
and then hang at that point, and all you could do is reset the machine.
Any suggestions for whats broken? How I can get beyond this point?