DEC Alpha Bug Check Crash

Douglas Taylor dj.taylor4 at
Sun Nov 11 23:36:14 CST 2018

On 11/10/2018 6:17 AM, Peter Coghlan via cctalk wrote:
>> It maybe that the DECW$Config.exe image is bad, since that is where 
>> the bugcheck always occurs.  Although this is confusing because it 
>> did successfully boot in console mode previously.
> While it's not impossible, I doubt the problem is in the DECW$Config.exe
> image.  I think it is more likely to be in a device driver image which
> is exercised because of an I/O done by DECW$Config.exe.  It may be that
> the bugcheck always happens when DECW$Config.exe is running because
> DECW$Config.exe is the first thing to touch the I/O device in question.
> Regards,
> Peter Coghlan.

This is most likely correct.  I re-installed the OS on a different SD 
card/SCSI2SD device and got a successful graphics boot up.  Do SD cards 
drop bits or go bad?

I was happy to get it running again, I was afraid it was a hardware 
issue.  The one spare 3000-300 I have didn't start up at all.


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