Re: DEC Multia (aka UDB) - problems booting

jestabro@amt.tay1.dec.com
Tue, 26 Nov 1996 09:55:19 -0500

>>> Anthony Wesley said:
>
> Greetings all. I have just obtained a DEC Multia box (aka UDB) and would
> like to run Linux on it (of course). I am having problems booting the
> machine - every kernel that I try falls over just after recognising the
> SCSI controller (NCR53c810) with an endless loop of timeout + scsi reset
> errors.
> The axp FAQ and many other docs say that this machine is supported - is
> there some trick to getting one of these working, or do I have defective
> hardware?

Hmm; do you have any external SCSI devices plugged in? If so, are you sure
of the quality of termination of that external part of the SCSI bus? This
is a real need when stringing devices off the erxternal port.

--Jay++

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