Can a broken harddisk lead to an "operator halt"?
I am currently trying to install woody on an AlphaStation 255 and
I am confronted with repeated "blue screen" halts,
halted CPU 0
halt code = 1
operator initiated halt
PC = 200000c6d7c
They appeared *reproducibly* when I tried to format one
drive with ext2 *and checking for bad blocks*
Without checking the drive formats fine, but fsck
detects an error every other time I run it.
Is it possible, that the disk is broken and causes the
halts? Or do you think something else is fishy in addition
to it? Should I buy another disk first, or would it
be better to check e.g. the memory or something else?
BTW when I exit the monitor with "contiune", the keyboard
controller is somehow messed up and I can no longer
shutdown this machine cleanly.
Thanks in advance
/ralph -- yes, this machine is almost 10 years old, and it shows.
But I want to get it running nevertheless.