I have an AlphaPC 164SX 533Mhz. Up until about two weeks ago I had a my
system boot from SRM to a floppy with MILO and so on. Now I boot
straight from SRM. I have a couple of questions:
1. I get what seems to be a warning:
*** no timer interrupts on CPU 0 ***
which then boots normally but then the kernel give this message:
"HWRPB cycle frequency (266666666) seems inaccurate - using the
measured value of 528728288 Hz", are they related? What can I do about
fixing it? Are they hardware related? Also after halting the computer,
when it goes back to SRM, I sometimes get a screen full of errors that
mention registers, PYXIS and other stuff.
2. What compiler works best on the Alpha architecture? gcc-188.8.131.52 won't
compile, egcs-1.1.2 gives me only segfaulting c++ programs, running
"make config" or "make menuconfig" gives a segfault during the parsing
of the config file (make xconfig works fine), and gcc-2.95.2 seems to
work fine, except for the annoying warning messages about traps (I
think). What can be wrong with egcs on my system? Which should I use
for stability, such production purposes?
3. More than a month ago I compiled and tried to install aboot-0.7.
Then only thing that I managed to do was destroying all my partitions
(luckily I nothing important on my computer). That's when I installed
FreeBSD 4.0 flawlessly. Now I get errors with the same CD and system,
the error is that init can't find sysinstall. What can be the problem?
One of my suspicions is a possible hardware problem.
Thanks in advance.
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