Firstly I'd like to apologize in advance for a slightly off-topic post.
I have at the moment the problem that my AlphaStation 250 doesn't boot
anymore; it doesn't even get into the SRM. According to the diagnostic
LEDs it is a `Real Time Clock test failure' (0xD9). This is consistent
with the last thing I did, which was a `date -u -s ...' (under slink),
since I noticed that the date was really wrong (16:00 displayed versus
14:.. wall clock time). Then the machine stood and I was forced to do
a power-cycle, which yielded the state of an unbootable machine.
I've already tried to change the battery and to take the battery out,
in the hope to get a SRM prompt. Nope, didn't work, same result.
Are there any suggestions and/or similar experience around?
David (mailing from his Pentium-machine)
Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
-- Henry Spencer