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Biosread Error on NS 3.3 Install...??

 
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pan1k



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Location: Los Angeles, CA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:06 am    Post subject: Biosread Error on NS 3.3 Install...?? Reply with quote

I am trying to install NS 3.3 on my HP 735. NeXTStep gets to the boot options screen, but spits out:

biosread(): boot_device.driver() failed, status = -4
biosread error 0xfffffffc @ 0

I have a SCSI CDROM and a Segate SCSI HDD hooked up to the single ended scsi, not the fast wide because it's unsupported. Any help is appreciated!
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Noth



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Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I presume you're using the RISC install cd?
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pan1k



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I get the Nextstep boot screen, it waits 10 seconds, tries to boot and spits out that error. I think it's the CDROM DRIVE. I downloaded FreeBSD for PA-RISC and it does the same thing. I'm guessing it has something to do with the 512K setting of the CDROM drive, some SCSI drives support it, others dont.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It ended up being the CDROM drive. It needs 512k support.. it's set on parity on also...NS 3.3 is installing now...
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