Subject: Re: bootable cd no good for 3000/400
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ray Phillips <email@example.com>
Date: 05/27/2003 18:21:05
>> I used the same PlexWriter PX-W1210S drive on the AS 200, PWS 500 and
>> 3000/400. I tried connecting its Block jumpers for the latter but
>> that didn't help.
>> Do you know what the problem could be?
>hmm... I burned the multi-arch ISO on an /i386 with an HP IDE burner,
>and it booted on my 3000/400 with rd42. and if the disc is booting
>without trouble from other alphas, it's likely some drive issue. do you
>have any other drives available to try booting from?
A drive issue, yes that's the logical conclusion and the one I came
to on reflection after sending my query to the list. However...
The problem boot cd I'd been using was a CD-R/W (which I omitted to
mention was created from 1.6T cvs sources) so it won't work in the
3000/400's internal rrd42. However, I thought I'd try booting from a
CD-R containing NetBSD 1.5.3 in the Plextor drive. That worked, but
when I tried it in the rrd42 it failed with the same
? T_ERR_SCSI - CHECK_MEDIA/DEVICE
error. I tried it again in the Plextor and it failed there too.
Next I power-cycled everything, tried the Plextor drive again which
worked, and the rrd42 which failed. So, something strange is
happening. Luckily the 3000/400 will netboot happily.