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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: Kernel lockup on alpha with heavy IO
Ivan Kokshaysky wrote:

>On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 11:01:32PM +1200, Dru wrote:
>
>
>>I am not having much luck with the firmware upgrade.
>>It gets up to saying Copying up1500fw.txt from dva0 . . . and
>>just sits there. It never reachs albasrm.rom file.
>>
>>
>
>Well, it was about 1.5 years ago when I upgraded the firmware last
>time, so I don't recall all details... Anyway, from memory:
>- make sure that you get to SRM prompt right after reset or
> powerup, i.e. 'auto_action' is set to 'halt';
>- IIRC, UP1500 has problems with some floppy drives, and it
> may require 2-3 resets before it reads the rom image file
> successfully.
>
>
>
Finally got firmware to update, the up1500 board is a bit
sturburn. Many repeated attempts and changing around
floppy drives was successful. thanks for the help.

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