Subject: Re: EB164 nvram problems (was: Floppy and EB164's)
To: Joerg Czeranski <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/09/1999 17:40:25
    Date:        Mon, 8 Nov 1999 08:42:42 +0100 (MET)
    From:        Joerg Czeranski <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | There were NT and Redhat on it when I bought it, and I think there
  | is a Milo installed.  (How do I get rid of the remains of it?
  | Reinstalling SRM doesn't help.)

Milo (lilo) is the cockroach of booting systems.   Almost nothing will
kill it.   Most effective is probably to completely step all over the
first part of the drive (write anything there, whatever it is won't matter
but it needs to be bigger than just a few blocks).   That completely
destroys its habitat, and seems to at least get rid of all the symptoms.
Just be careful to keep everything clean, and never let it in again.