Subject: [try2] Interesting(?) NetBSD (HP-340) booting problem...
To: None <port-hp300@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg Oster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/13/1995 13:03:38
[Apologies to those of you who have already seen this. Our mail server was
down for roughly 16 hours, and I've got no idea if this made it out. :-(
If the first version did make it out, and you responded to it,
could you please send/resend your response to me again? Thanks. ]
After successfully installing NetBSD-1.0 on an HP-300 (it had an uptime
of 40 days at one point :-) ), I/we want to get NetBSD running on a group of
HP-340's. (These machines are to be used as the "playground" machines
for an Operating Systems class).
However, we've run into a small(?) snag:
After writing the root image to the (SCSI) drive, and trying to boot with it,
we get the error message: "Read Error :CDC 94161-9, 1400, 0".
This message is printed <after> the "BOOTING SYSTEM" message, but
<before> the netbsd boot prompt (i.e. where you can select single/multi-user,
etc) comes up. "CDC 94161-9" is the "name" of the drive. It doesn't seem to
matter if the SCSI ID is 0 or something else - same problem.
We tried this on 3 different HP-340s. All have the same SCSI card
(On booting, it reports a "HP98265 (SCSI S 16) at 14" scsi card, although
"HP98658A at 14" is stamped on the physical card.).
The disk boots just fine on the HP-300. We also used the 340 to write the
root image out to the drive (the initial disk we tried with had the root
image installed by the HP-300) -- that didn't help either (not that we expected
it to, but you never know..)
The BOOTROM on the 340's are: Copyright 1988, Rev. C 1
I've got no idea what the problem might be. What really gets me is that
the disk boots fine on the HP-300, but not the 340's :-(
Do I need to find a newer/older set of bootblocks? Can I roll them myself
from the 1.0 source, or are they already available via ftp?
Any info would be most appreciated....
Department of Computational Science
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA