Irix-Install on SGI Indigo: RAM failure, ASQ=0x80

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Fri Dec 3 14:49:45 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 16:17 +0100, Fabian H?nsel wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I have an old SGI Indigo (IP12) which refuses my attempts to populate
> the harddisk with Irix 5.3. The harddisk doesn't boot, so I assume it to
> be empty.
> I get sashIP12 and fx.IP12 to load from cd, but using fx with that hd fails:
> SGI Version 5.3 IP12 Oct 31, 1994
> fx: "device-name"= (dksc)
> fx: ctrl#= (0)
> fx: drive#= (1)
> ... opening dksc(0,1,)
> dks0d1s10: Drive not ready: RAM failure, ASQ=0x80.
> fx: warning: Failed to open dksc(0,1,10)
> SGI Version 5.3 IP12 Oct 31, 1994

I read that as being the RAM on the hard disk itself (cache memory; any
SCSI drive's going to have a few KB) being faulty; i.e. it doesn't mean
the RAM in the Indigo.

Try a different drive. I can't remember what the Indigo uses now - I
believe it's standard 50 pin SCSI for the drives, just the sled that the
drive sits in uses a strange connector. Probably someone on the list has
a spare drive, or someone on a local newsgroup. I've got a feeling both
of our Indigos have 450MB drives, so they don't need anything
particularly big.


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