Bringing up MVME 197LE (88k)

Rico Pajarola rp at
Tue Jun 30 02:00:48 CDT 2020

Make sure the configuration switch for system controller matches the slot
it's in. Fixing the NVRAM seems like a good next step. Not sure I'd remove
the memory mezzanine, I don't think the board can do much without it.

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 3:53 PM ryan at ryan--- via cctalk <
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> Anyone have experience with the Moto 88k VME boards?  I have an MVME197LE
> that I’m trying to bring up but it’s staying in BRDFAIL, while SYSCON and
> RUN are green and pressing RESET appears to work.
> Nothing on console at all. (via a 712 transition module)
> Same behavior with the NVRAM removed.
> I do have the mezzanine card which has stayed affixed with an interesting
> inter-board connection.  (Is this separate-able?  Should it function
> without this DRAM?).
> I’ll dive deep into debugging this, but if anyone has some tips or
> experience they could share it would be appreciated!
> Thanks!
> -Ryan Brooks
> ryan at

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