Subject: Re: Update on Multia SRM firmware
To: Wilko Bulte <>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/02/1997 23:06:41
On Tue, 2 Dec 1997, Wilko Bulte wrote:

> As Soren S. Jorvang wrote...
> > On Mon, 1 Dec 1997, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > 
> > > As promised, I've made inquiries within Digital to find out if the 
> > > latest SRM firmware that solves the problems with bootp (that the 
> > > SRM code on has) can be released into the world outside
> > > Digital. 
> > 
> > How about earlier version of released firmware? I seem to remember that
> > v3.8-2, as opposed to v3.8-3 (the interim version found on gatekeeper) 
> > worked with netboot and had about the same other random bugs.
> I do not currently have an earlier version available. If there is somebody
> out there who can give me the exact version info that has been proven to
> work I can try to obtain it. If it was out in the field before there should
> be no problem whatsoever with providing it to you I suppose.

My Multia was delivered with firmware that identified itself as
'Multia SRM Console  BL5 V3.8-2'. With that version, I had netbooting

Sometime after installing NetBSD to local disk on it, I upgraded the
firmware to the interim version that identifies itself with 'Multia SRM
Console  BL5 V3.8-3'. I have been unable to make netbooting work with that

I don't have a disk image of the old version, because, at the time I bought
the Multia, all that was available on gatekeeper was the V3.8-3 (interim)

Apart from netbooting, V3.8-2 had the same (apparent) bugs as V3.8-3 .

> Don't expect a quick answer though, I'll be in Cannes (France) from december
> 4 until december 15.