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Re: Problems with ARM RISC machine with new install

On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 04:46:46PM +0000, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> Machine is an ARM machine (A5000??) with StrongARM, IDE and SCSI disks.

It won't be an A5000 if it's got a StrongARM.
Does it have a creamy case with a ) shaped flap along the front?
(if yes it's a RiscPC. If it's a totally rectangular grey box with the
keyboard plugged in at the back it's an A5000. If the keyboard plugs in
at the front, with a yellow box with an A logo it's an Archimedes.
Archimedes predate A5000s and both predate the StrongARM by a long long way)

> Using potato-pre3 disks.
> Downloaded rescue.bin and wrote it to each of two floppies.
> Booting appears to work _but_ then "no writeable memory at this address"
> or some such message appears.
> Attempting to help a friend, who may give up with Debian and just install
> ARMLinux :(
> All help appreciated.

Can you get the actual error message, and which lines of output precede it?
Do you know which SCSI interface card it has?
Do you know whether the IDE is on the motherboard or is an expansion card?
Do you know how much RAM it has?

There's not enough info to go on yet.

Nicholas Clark

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