Subject: RE: blank-blue-screen on AXPPCI33
To: 'Ghering Paul' <>
From: David Woyciesjes <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/24/2001 10:12:29
	Sounds familiar to me. Same sort of thing. Try hitting
[Ctrl][Alt][Del]. It's not documented anywhere, from what I (and others)
have seen, but it seemed to work.
	BTW, do you have any cahce chips in it? (set of 11 sockets on the

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! -----Original Message-----
! From: Ghering Paul []
! Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 10:04 AM
! To: ''
! Subject: blank-blue-screen on AXPPCI33
! Hello,
! I recently bought an Alpha system with AXPPCI33 systemboard 
! with MILO loaded
! in flash. To install NetBSD on this system I will need the 
! SRM-console. So I
! created(?) the failsafe bootflop from fwupdate.exe and mkboot.exe and
! changed the jumper thing. When I powerup my system it will start from
! floppy, after I while the videobios is shown for a short time 
! and the screen
! is turning blue with the flashing cursorline in the top left 
! corner. from
! this point nothing happens. Do I forget something at this 
! point. I tried
! everything to create the failsafe floppy on different ways(fdimage,
! makeboot)with the files provided on and the Compaq
! firmware CD, but the result is always the same. The milo 
! failsafe loader
! from floppy with image milo.dd is loading just fine, but lacks the
! possibility to update the flash with SRM (right?).
! My configuration is AXPPCI33 with 166Mhz Alpha, Diamond PCI 
! Stealth, 4x4MB
! 36bit (upgrade is planned),floppy, 1.1GB SCSI-2 HDD and MILO 
! 2.0.30 loaded
! in flash.
! I 'm sure there must be a solution for this, Can anybody help me?