Re: raq2 bootproblems
Janko Knops wrote:
> My raq2 had some rather weird problems booting up after a powersurge, so
> I decided to give it a clean install.
> I've put up a bootserver (nfs) as described in the cyrius.com-guide. All
> works well, till I reached the point where I wanted to let the raq2 boot
> the installer. It keeps on giving weird hangups, on completely different
> I started swapping several hardware to find the problem and my findings
> while doing this are:
> - no harddisk attached --> doesn't even startup
> - 1 strip of 32 MB ram --> boots with 16 MB
> - 2 strips of 32 MB ram --> boots sometimes with 32 MB
> - 1 strip in second slot --> boots with 16 MB
> - other harddisk attached --> doesn't boot at all
> - booting the original debian installed on it --> hangs up in normal
> mode when checking the harddisk, in recoverymode just while trying to
> load the image en the old linux gets a kernel panic straight away
> I've managed twice to get the installer to load, but there it just hangs
> up completely.
> The raq isn't getting very hot (except for the harddisk, but that has a
> pretty good cooling with 2 small fans blowing straight over it).
> Now I'm wondering if it could be perhaps some faulty memory, or a busted
> ide controller, or something like that. Because the results don't make
> any sence to me since they occure pretty random.
Sounds like flaky RAM. I had similiar troubles with my RaQ, they were
caused by oxidised connectors. I solved this by treating the memory
module with eraser rubber. :-)