Re: Booting first time...

From: Oliver Skelton <>
Date: Sat, 09 May 1998 01:02:23 +0100

Jo Even Skarstein wrote:
> 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.

Oh yes - I get those too.

> > 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.

Pity - I am using the original PSU.

> > 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.
Aah - I hadn't thought of that.

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