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Re: howto boot alpha via SRM without supported SCSI controller

Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> writes:

>> >> The Digital Tulip series usually work well (surprise).  They are
>> >> getting rare these days, though.
>> >
>> I've used several tulip cards, never had a problem.  What does lspci
>> identify it as?
> 00:05.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21140 [FasterNet] (rev 22)
>         Subsystem: D-Link System Inc DFE-500TX Fast Ethernet
>         Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 25
>         I/O ports at 8800 [size=128]
>         Memory at 000000000a104000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
>         Expansion ROM at 000000000a080000 [disabled] [size=256K]
> What do you have in your machine?

My tulip cards are genuine Digital brand cards, which might explain
the difference.

> BTW: As you seem to have a SX164, too: Do you experience `autistic'
> behaviour (ie, noreaction to kbd, net, whatever, but still working
> because I see -- after reboot -- marks in the syslog file) when the
> SX164 is connected to a 100Mb port? As soon as we plug our SX164 into a
> 100Mb port and there is heavy networking load, the machine suddenly
> becomes autistic as described.

I haven't seen any of that behavior.

Måns Rullgård

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