RE: 32 MB SIMM problem: SOLVED

Jason Duerstock (
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 07:37:53 -0500

>From: Joshua M. Thompson[]
>Sent: Saturday, November 09, 1996 1:11 AM
>Subject: 32 MB SIMM problem: SOLVED
>Well thanks everyone for your help; I finally have our news server running
>back at 128 MB. I did four things to the machine today:
>o Installed a BusLogic BT958 wide SCSI card for the RAID array
>o Built a new 2.0.24 kernel for said BusLogic card
>o Built a new MILO to get rid of the annoying serial port echo
> (yes, I got MILO to build this time around :-) )
>o Upgraded the UDB's firmware to v3.8 using the udbupd38.img diskette
>Now I'm happily running again (well, I have had _one_ correctable ECC
>error, which could be a real bad SIMM at this point, but this is better
>than hundred of nonexistant memory errors!). I can't be 100% sure which
>thing I did fixed the problem, but I suspect it's that firmware upgrade.
>My UDB's firmware was quite old (circa Dec '94 or so).
>As a side note I _am_ still running completely off the internal NCR SCSI;
>I'm having a few problems with the wide card yet (but that's something I'm
>going to fool with on Monday). This just means it wasn't the NCR driver
>like I was suspecting earlier today.
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How well does the BT-958 fit in the UDB? I was thinking about getting
one but I was unsure of the dimensions of the slot vs. the dimensions of
the card.



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