Re: Booting first time...

From: Jo Even Skarstein <>
Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 23:25:34 +0200

On Fri, 8 May 1998, Oliver Skelton wrote:

> My AB040 continues to be erratic on boot as I believe many others are.
> It either hangs at the stage of copying TOS to RAM, or gives bombs during
> the subsequent auto folder execution.

I have no problems really, except the odd black screen when I switch
it on sometimes. After a reset it boots fine.

> If it is voltage, I wonder if there is a way to temporarily reduce voltage
> during boot (a 'choke'!).

You're not saying if you're using the original PSU (which might not be
sufficient) or a PC-PSU. If you're using a PC-PSU, there is a signal
called "power good", which you can use to reset the Falcon as soon as
the PSU stabilises. The "doitf030"-docs describes how to do this.

> boot - just to give it more time to stabilise. However, the machine is
> probably more or less idle during this time and isn't heating up as much
> as it could be.

Well, it's doing a lot of memory-accesses, so it's quite busy.

** Jo Even Skarstein
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