at first it seems to work all fine. srm comes up, devices show as supposed to and i can boot from either cd or my old inst from disk. however unfortunately it never gets past a certain point, no matter whether i boot the installer cd or my old inst from disk. in any case it stops like this:
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using 922 buffers containing ...
CP - SAVE_TERM ...
halted cpu 0
halt code = 6
double error halt
pc = 1379c
warning -- hwrpb is invalid
and that's it. when booting from cd it reboots after that and booting from disk just goes back to the srm prompt. searches on the net were not very helpful and neither is that error message.
i was a bit surprised because while i'm in srm everything is fine and booting up to that error is fine, too. so i'd guess cpu, ram and the scsi stuff are at least not too broken to get to that stage. i also tried the usual srm stuff like setting os_type to vms or unix, booting with flag 0 and so on. no joy either.
also worth mentioning the same happens no matter whether i boot tru64 or vms so i fear it's something more serious