A few weeks ago my DEC 7305 floppy drive started lighting up during start-up
and staying lit.
The CD-ROM drive worked OK but no matter how many combinations of floppy
drive / cable I tried I could not get it to work.
When I did "test dva0" I got "illegal device".
Unfortunately I swopped a drive over during start up and fried the PCI
Anyway I checked all the other devices, which were undamaged and replaced
the backplane with an identical unit.
SRM is back. But now it says both the floppy AND the CD-ROM drive are
I want to upgrade the firmware and change the raid config, but even if I use
a CD-ROM the SRM and Alphabios say they can't read the files.
Just before I fried the PCI board I successfully installed Red Hat 7.2 which
boots up and reads the CD-ROM no problem.
The user mount tool in RH7.2 doesn't seem to know a floppy drive is
attached, but in any case I need to access it with LFU from SRM.
Sorry this is such a long message but I hoped more information would be
Has anyone got any suggestions about what might be going on?
Many thanks for any help.