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Re: 8.0.1 flod files and Rev 2 IO CLIM
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 90 11:15 CDT
From: "William D. Gooch" <email@example.com>
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.
We had the exact same problem! You might talk to Paul Neal of
Symbolics who replaced everything on our machine. When he finally
replaced one of the disks the problem went away. We still have problems
saving worlds though. It starts to save a world but never finishes.