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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | OpenVMS Hobbyist Media Kits | OpenVMS Alpha Media Kits
Author Alpha CS20
junpa
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Posts: 7
Joined: 29.08.08
Posted on August 29 2008 15:08
I have an alpha cs20 and I am wondering if anyone can tell me which version(s) of the media kit is/are compatible with my hardware/firmware.

P00>>> show os_type pal
os_type OpenVMS
pal OpenVMS PALcode V1.84-66, Tru64 UNIX PALcode V1.79-64

P00>>> show version
version A5.8-81 08-MAY-2001 00:09:13

P00>>>show dev
dka0.0.0.3.0 DKA0 SEAGATE ST336706LC 010A
dqb0.0.1.16.0 DQB0 SAMSUNG CD-ROM SN-124 q008
eia0.0.0.3.1 EIA0 00-02-56-00-0A-16
eib0.0.0.4.0 EIB0 00-02-56-00-0A-15
pka0.7.0.3.0 PKA0 SCSI Bus ID 7

P00>>>boot dqb0
(boot dqb0.0.1.16.0 -flags 0)
block 0 of dqb0.0.1.16.0 is a valid boot block
reading 1226 blocks from dqb0.0.1.16.0
bootstrap code read in
base = 200000, image_start = 0, image_bytes = 99400
initializing HWRPB at 2000
initializing page table at 3ff2c000
initializing machine state
setting affinity to the primary CPU
jumping to bootstrap code

I can hear the cd spinning up as if it is being read, but nothing happens for several minutes. (trying to boot latest v8.3 media kit) :\
Author RE: Alpha CS20
junpa
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Posts: 7
Joined: 29.08.08
Posted on August 30 2008 01:35
switch my console client to screen and I can now see what the garbled output is....

seems to be going into a reboot loop after the bugcheck error....


**** OpenVMS Alpha Operating System V8.3 - BUGCHECK ****

** Bugcheck code = 0000019C: INCONSTATE, Inconsistent I/O data base
** Crash CPU: 00000000 Primary CPU: 00000000
** Supported CPU count: 00000002
** Active CPUs: 00000000.00000001
** Current Process: STARTUP
** Current PSB ID: 00000001
** Image Name: DQB0:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]SYSMAN.EXE;1

**** Canceled error log buffer dump, no dump file available

**** Canceled memory dump, no dump file available

halted CPU 0

halt code = 5
HALT instruction executed
PC = ffffffff8008fb24

CPU 0 booting

Resetting I/O buses...
(boot dqb0.0.1.16.0 -flags 0)
block 0 of dqb0.0.1.16.0 is a valid boot block
reading 1226 blocks from dqb0.0.1.16.0
bootstrap code read in
base = 200000, image_start = 0, image_bytes = 99400
initializing HWRPB at 2000
initializing page table at 3ff2c000
initializing machine state
setting affinity to the primary CPU
jumping to bootstrap code

%SYSBOOT-W-FIRMREV, Firmware rev. 5.8 is below the recommended minimum of 6.8.
Please update your firmware to the recommended revision,
which can be found on the firmware CD labeled:
alpha systems firmware update 6.8.


OpenVMS (TM) Alpha Operating System, Version V8.3
a33; Copyright 1976-2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.


which explains why I could still hear cdrom activity.

can anyone shed some light on this error?
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