Subject: Re: Ailing 5000/260
To: Henry Bent <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 09/10/2001 12:35:42
Henry Bent wrote:
> [ ick, a range of problems on a /260 ]
> So... what's the consensus on the problem? Is it the SCSI controller, or
> the RRD42 (my money's on that - flaky pieces of crap), or one of the disks?
> I have a PMAZ controller that I can put in the machine, and all of the
> disks are loaded into two storage expansion cabs that I could connect to my
> DECstation 5000/120 for testing. I just wanted opinions before I had to
> physically get at the machine - it's under quite a lot of heavy stuff at
> the moment.
Given the problems, I'd probably try re-seating the CPU module and
possibly (but less-likely) the memory modules. Do you have a /240 cpu
module you can swap in - that would hopefully eliminate either the
motherboard or the cpu module as a suspect component.
> Thanks all, and I hope I can save this. I wouldn't want to have to get rid
> of a top of the line DS or have to lose any of the data on the hard drives!
> If any more info is needed, I can get it ASAP.
You shouldn't need to lose any data. As you said, you have a /120 to
plug the disks into. Failing that, you should be able to mount the
disks on another NetBSD (possibly after tweaking the disklabel). For
example, I moved my pmaxen disks to an alpha without any troubles.
Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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