Subject: Re: EB164 nvram problems (was: Floppy and EB164's)
To: None <kre@munnari.OZ.AU, email@example.com>
From: Joerg Czeranski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/09/1999 08:35:49
Robert Elz wrote:
> Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 08:42:42 +0100 (MET)
> From: Joerg Czeranski <email@example.com>
> Message-ID: <199911080742.IAA10649@zaphod.in.tu-clausthal.de>
> | 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.
I already overwrote all the disks, but it's still somehow present
in the eeprom, some of the advanced SRM commands show its presence.
Currently I can't mail details, because I can't get ppp to work. :-(