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Re: 8.0.1 flod files and Rev 2 IO
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 90 11:15 CDT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (William D. Gooch)
Subject: 8.0.1 flod files and Rev 2 IO
Since loading the 8.0.1 flod files on my disk a couple of days ago,
I have been unable to boot my machine (a 3600 with rev. 2 IO) due to
a bus error that occurs when I do Clear Machine or Load Microcode.
The timing of these incidents may be purely coincidental, but I am
suspicious because my machine had been completely stable for months
prior to this. I wonder if a particular ECO level on some of the
boards is required for the new flods (I didn't see any indication of
this in the 8.0.1 notes). Unfortunately, I deleted the older flods
from the disk and the problem prevents my getting them back on it to
see if it makes a difference.
I have tried swapping boards (I have a complete set of spares) to no
avail. I also tried using a second copy of the flod files (same 8.0.1
versions) that are on my second disk; no help there. Has anyone else
encountered this kind of problem? Has anyone loaded 8.0.1 flods and
used them on a 3600 with old-style IO? Any help appeciated.
This happens on my 3620 too. Luckily, I didn't delete the old flod files
before trying 8.0.1 out. The old versions allow you to boot but I get a "Lisp
Stopped Itself" message whenever I halt lisp. I've contacted Symbolics about
this but I haven't heard anything back yet.
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