Floppy on AlphaStation

Floppy on AlphaStation

Post by belo.. » Thu, 13 May 1999 04:00:00

I have an AlphaStation 200 with no floppy and I was wondering what type
of floppy does it use?  I tried installing a standard PC floppy with no
success.  Is is a non-standard, DEC-only floppy, or do I have a deeper

Thanks for any help that you can give.


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Floppy on AlphaStation

Post by Thomas Skalet » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00

I got an alpha station 255 without floppy and installed a normal PC
floppy without any problems.



1. rescue floppy for LS-120/ATAPI floppy drive

My file system seems to have corrupted overnight running SuSE 7.1.  Not
sure if it rebooted (I have a UPS, but not monitored) or fell back to
runlevel 1 when it got stuck accessing the disk (possibly due to heat
which was only up to around 85 degress F).

When it tries to fsck my / during reboot it drops to single mode after:
hdb: dma-intr: error=0x40 {Unrecoverable Error}, LBAsect=14771969,
sector 14681184
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:45 (hdb), sector 14681184
Error reading block 1835748 (Attempt to read block from filesystem
resulted in short read) while doing inode scan.

Anyway I made a tomsrtbt rescue floppy and it boots from a
standard floppy drive on the computer it was created on, but not the one
with the problem.  It correctly identifies hdc as LS-120, ATAPI floppy
(the floppy being booted from) and hdd as DVD-ROM, but later hangs
during or after a partition check of hdc (which has no partitions).

I could install another copy of SuSE on empty space on that hard drive,
but is there a rescue floppy version that can boot from an ATAPI floppy?

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