Subject: Re: Startup errors
To: Douglas Meade <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Paul Yaskowski <email@example.com>
Date: 02/12/2000 23:16:14
% Douglas Meade (firstname.lastname@example.org) [02.12.00/22:28]:
: These errors are generally nothing to worry about. There is
: a manual at http://www.whiteice.com/~williamwebb/intro/DOC-i.htm
: for the 3100 m76. Although not exactly the same box, a lot
: of features are similar. Chapter 7, "Running Diagnostics",
I tried that link, and it seemed to be broken.
: Three dots after a number indicate the test completed successfully.
: An underscore and 2 dots indicate the optional device is not installed or
: the device has not been tested. A single question mark indicates a minor
: problem that probably won't interfere with system powerup, and a double
: question mark indicates a serious problem.
: The main items in the list are
: F MONO Base Video
: E CLK System Clock
: D NVR Nonvolatile RAM
: C DZ Serial line controller
: B MEM Memory
: A MM Memory management unit
: 9 FP Floating point unit
: 8 IT Interval timer
: 7 SCSI-A SCSI-A Bus controller (Usually the internal devices)
: 6 SCSI-B SCSI-B Bus controller (Usually external)
: 5 SYS Interrupt controller and Ethernet ID ROM
: 4 8PLN Optional 8-plance graphics coprocessor
: 3 Reserved
: 2 Reserved
: 1 NI Ethernet network interface
: The only error is 6?, which probably means the SCSI bus has
: no terminator on it. (These are rare. Anybody know a good
The thing is, I don't remember ever having this error, and I haven't
changed anything. I can format the only drive on SCSI-B fine.
: I think on that model you can also do a TEST 50, which gives
: more (but not necesarily informative!) messages. I think
: the error on C has to do with no device connected, or no
: serial loopback connector.
?? SCSI-B 1000.61D0 V1.58
FFFFFF05 FFFFFF05 FFFFFF05 FFFFFF05
000000D4 FFFFFF05 FFFFFF03 FFFFFF05
It doesn't seem to like ID 4, which is a Seagate 1480 drive. I've
used it fine before, so that's odd.
: I'd say, go for it.
For he could neither hear nor see nor smell nor feel, but could only