Subject: Re: install.txt/SRM-ARC & XL266
To: None <,>
From: Joerg Czeranski <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/09/1999 16:56:10 wrote:
> Apropos to neophyte installations on AXP machines, it seems to this
> beginner that without the SRM console it's not possible to install
> netBSD.

That's right.

> I have an old XL266 that seems to only have an ARC console, and
> further that compaq doesn't offer a SRM firmware upgrade.  I'm hoping I'm
> just totally wrong.

Unfortunately you're totally right.  The XL266 is ARC only.
So are the PC164RX boards, Samsung UX boards (I don't remember the
company who designed them, Samsung builds them) and API's UP2000(?)
NT boxes AFAIK.

> Any hints on how to get through the install on this
> particular machine?

You have the choice of NT or Linux.