Subject: Dec 8 -current snapshot failing to boot on 2 Alpha's
To: None <>
From: Mark Davies <>
List: port-alpha
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, 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?