Subject: Re: AlphaServer1200 scsi settle wait stalling
To: Oliver Pitterling <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/07/2002 16:12:09
On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 10:02:02PM -0800, Oliver Pitterling wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am trying  to use an old DEC Alpha Server 1200 for NetBSD. Actually,
> the machine was sold as Digital Server 5305 for Windows NT. So, I got
> rid of the Alphabios, went back to the roots by enabling the SRM
> console. Then, I got the ISO for NetBSD 1.6 and booted on the CD.
> All goes well on the console, until:
> .
> .
> .
> cd0: sync (100.0ns offset 8), 8-bit (10.000MB/s) transfers
> scsibus1: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle ...
> scsibus1: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle ...
> probe (siop2:0:0:0): command timeout
> THATS IT. The machine appears frozen.
> I also tried booting without the SCSI Hotplug drives inserted. Same
> result. However, my CDROM (through which I boot the image) appears
> Any ideas on how to complete the boot process without getting stuck at
> the timeout?

This is usually an issue with interrupts not getting delivered.
Do you have any way to move the CD to the other SCSI busses ?
If so please check if it appears in the SRM show dev before booting.

Btw, why do you have
scsibus1: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle ...
2 times ? Or is it a typo and you meant scsibus2 for the second one ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 23 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference