Subject: Re: More newbie questions about the PC164
To: Matthew Orgass <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
Date: 04/17/1999 10:00:04
As Matthew Orgass wrote ...
> On Thu, 15 Apr 1999, Dave Huang wrote:
> > On Thu, 15 Apr 1999, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > > You can only do this by re-flashing the firmware into the console flash
> > > rom. Not recommended to do this every 5 secs I'd say. According to the
> > > manual this Alpha board can only hold either the ARC or the SRM, not
> > > both. You might have seen Alpha machines that can switch ARC and SRM
> > > by using a console command. This one cannot apparantly.
> Hmm... Somewhere between pages 30 and 50 (I think--in the flash rom
> section) it describes a flash rom header and says that a jumper is used to
> determine which is loaded at boot time. So if you have a "turbo" switch
> or such on the case it shouldn't be too painful to dual boot... Unless
> they don't both fit...
IRRC that jumper is to select the failsafer booter, not an alternate
full fledged console firmware.
Groeten / Cheers,
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