Subject: Re: EB164 nvram problems (was: Floppy and EB164's)
To: None <kre@munnari.OZ.AU,>
From: Joerg Czeranski <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/09/1999 08:35:49
Robert Elz wrote:
>     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.

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. :-(