Subject: Re: VS 3100 M76
To: Michael Kukat <>
From: Chris Craft <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/24/1998 12:00:05
I'm still getting ?50 SCB2NDINT, ESA0 trying to netboot my VS3100M76.
What kernel/mopboot are you using?

(Ragge: Is multivac gone for good? If so, who has the '3100M76


Michael Kukat wrote:
> Hi !
> Ok, i finally got my VS 3100 M76 booting from my Linux server. I tried
> some things the last days and encountered some problems:
> While booting, i *sometimes* get memory errors. (24 MB inside) Is it a
> problem of the 1.3.2-kernel not supporting the M76 yet or maybe my Box
> has a memory bug ? (Power-on selftest doesn't complain about anything
> serious, DZ and SCSI-B errors are normal as i read in other mails.)
> While working i sometimes get "le0: device timeout" messages. When
> accessing the SCSI HD (i labelled it with "disklabel" and put /usr and
> swap on it.), i sometimes get incomplete DMA transfers. Are these
> problems timing probs of the kernel or what could it be ? I looked at
> the source, some timeout stuff seems to be in the LANCE driver, but in
> the NCR-scsi-driver (especially the VS-DMA-routines) i could not found
> any timeout stuff. It seems to get an interrupt and therefor aborts the
> DMA transaction.
> I would try more, but the box doesn't run stable enough to compile the
> kernel. (And: have you ever compiled the kernel with a
> complete-nfs-mounted root ? might take very long i think).
> And one question of labelling the harddisks: i sometimes saw partition
> C: being a full partition over the whole disk, including the other
> partitions ? What's the best way of partitioning the drive ?
> If it sometimes boots from the hd, i want /, /usr and swap on the disk.
> Should it be for now... must boot my VS and play around with the sources
> :-)
> cu.. Michael