Re: install prob: "unable to open initial console" on A4000
Gene Heskett sends Greetings to Dr.O.Muth ;
>here now the promised update for the mailing list:
>The "unable to open an initial console" was not the problem. I could solve
>it by just copying the /dev/console from my old Redhat installation over
>However, it still hang. I identified the program dbootstrap as the one which
>was blocking the system.
>I disassembled and re-assembled my machine part by part, I removed the RAM,
>took another processor card etc., and finally the oktagon controller proved
>to be "guilty" of stopping dbootstrap. I had an oktagon controller in a
>Zorro slot, because I use it sometimes for my scanner.
>I do not know, why dbootstrap hangs. I had the idea, that it might be
>probing for devices on the oktagon, but it did not recover even after 15-20
>minutes, and I have not been patient enough to try it for hours ;-)
>So no idea.
>Well, at least, it works now.
Dr Muth, is your machine equipt with an 060? There is a command in the
init code of the oktagon rom that while good for 020-030-and I think
040's, crashes an 060 in a very small repeating loop. Its called a
movep in assembly. Either remove the rom, or reburn it with a later
image of revision 6.12. 6.10 won't cut it, but due to the way amigados
searches for version strings, even 6.12 will report its 6.10.
I have images of that newer version if you have access to a burner, or
you can find out where to get it from Oliver Kastle. I don't have a
recent address for Ollie though, but he was on your side of the pond the
last I knew. Jens Schoenfeld may also know where to get it, or where
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