Subject: Re: Unexpected problems, part 2
To: Brian Chase <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: port-vax
Date: 05/19/2003 12:06:04
On Mon, 19 May 2003, Brian Chase wrote:

> On Mon, 19 May 2003, Blaz Antonic wrote:
> > If i understand correctly the PC sends a break when it boots up (powers
> > up, it didn't happen when it was just rebooting) and this makes my Vax
> > crash back to console prompt. Cable is ALWAYS attached to the PC and it
> > is rebooted (or started) every now and then, asynchronously with what
> > happens to Vax. So the only way around this problem is not to have PC
> > power up while Vax is running the OS (i hate 1 GB filesystem checks) ?
> Another option is to leave the serial cable disconnected until you
> need it.  That does require some error prone "human intervention" steps
> to come into play to work.   The next time this happens, try entering
> the CONTINUE command at the >>> prompt to see if things pick up from
> where they were before the halt.

Yet another option is to set the vax not to trap the break.
On some machines, you have a physical switch for this, others might have a
setup option.


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