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Re: Work [was: Re: SNI Alliance Partner]

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Subject: Re: Work [was: Re: SNI Alliance Partner]
From: Systemkennung Linux <linux@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 14:34:32 +0100 (MET)
In-reply-to: <199511201919.UAA08493@newton.soft-n-hard.de> from "Andreas Busse" at Nov 20, 95 08:19:02 pm
Hi,

>  > Ralf> Well, we tried to install various versions of WNT on the Oily to
>  > Ralf> verify that it's working.  The machine always crashes at a more
>  > Ralf> or less random point.  From what Stoned told me this was what we
>  > Ralf> had to excpect because MS doesn't support the Oily anymore.
>  > Ralf> Milo however works always and the kernel never.
> 
> What *exactly* happens, actually? No output at all, or what?

Milo makes it's usual output and comes to the point where it says
'launching kernel', then the machine seems to freeze.

> I don't think that it's worth finding out which NT runs on the
> Oily. Wayne said that the box fails during the audio test, which 
> definitely worked on Stefan's Oily. I rather believe that there 
> is some more or less serious hardware bug preventing the kernel 
> to come up. Either we find a workaround, or the box should be
> returned to "Applied Personal Computing" where we got it from.
> Unfortunally the usual half-year warranty has been gone by waiting
> for matching Rams...

Oh yes, these super-cheap RAMs :-)

Well, we could try some hardcore debugging - do the Oilys still have
that seven segment display of the original Magnum design?

   Ralf

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