Subject: Re: Update on Multia SRM firmware
To: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 gatekeeper.dec.com 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.