Subject: Re: ARC Firmware?
To: Ted Lemon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tom Linden <email@example.com>
Date: 10/06/1997 14:06:40
The problem with THAT palcode is that it doesn't fir into all
machines. I have an XL266. The flash rom is 500KB. To load
the pal code that has both ARC and SRM you need 1 MB flash.
Moreover, if you have the SRM console, booting netbsd is not
a problem (I think). You can get the info from Digital that
will allow you to build a bootstrap loader, but it is subject
to a non-disclosure agreement that precludes you from shipping
source based on this info. I don't know if the console debug
monitor would help you reverse engineer this info, it might.
You could get more info from David Rusling firstname.lastname@example.org
who wrote milo.
On Mon, 6 Oct 1997, Ted Lemon wrote:
> > What PALcode were you using?
> The free PALcode that's included in the LILO distribution and in the
> DEC PALcode software developers kit (the kit that includes a copy of
> the SRM firmware).