Subject: Re: PC164LX boot problems
To: Paul H. Anderson <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/12/1999 20:34:10
On Fri Mar 12 18:36:38 1999, Paul H. Anderson wrote:
> I'm trying to boot from a hard drive with controllers that I have
> available, which are IDE, Adaptec and NCR 53C825.  I know the adaptec is
> not supported, so that's out (though it works fine as a secondary
> controller).
> In all cases, a followup attempt at booting from the hard disk yields
> something like:
> device dqa0 is invalid
> from the SRM.
> I'm running SRM V 4.9 on a bunch of 1GB PC164LX and one PC164.

I had this problem when I updated the SRM from 4.9 to 5.1 (5.2 seems to
be a 5.1). Try to update to 5.3 and see if that fix your problem.
Oh and don't forget to change the boot device name which sometimes
changes between different srm versions.