[rescue] new ultra 2

Stephen Sandau ssandau at bath.tmac.com
Sat Apr 5 16:38:03 CST 2003

> So, I have my new Ultra 2. I fired it up (with working peripherals from
> my SS5) and got a boot banner, but no ok prompt.
> I took it apart reseated everything and put it back together again. Same
> thing. I found I could get an ok prompt by hitting stop-a as soon as the
> screen lit up.
> All the basic diags look OK. A little extra info: "CE DMA fill from
> address ffef8000 for 80 bytes" and the failure of the non-existent
> floppy.
> Now when I try to boot from the CD, hard drive or nic, I get "Watchdog
> Reset" and "Externally Initiated Reset" and then an ok prompt again.
> I'll try removing some of the memory, one of the CPUs and the HDD.
I know, replying to my own post, but I did stumble across a solution...

Swapping the CPUs (moving 0 to 1 and 1 to 0) seems to have removed the
problem... I don't know why, but as long as obth the CPUs work, I'm not
going to worry about it.


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