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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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