Subject: Re: EB164 nvram problems (was: Floppy and EB164's)
To: Joerg Czeranski <>
From: None <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/11/1999 00:04:13
If you can put the disk in a 32 bit peecee you can use a dos bootdisk and run
the command:  fdisk /mbr  

that will kill it for sure .

Leave it up to microsoft to completly take over a disk :)

Tony Hernandez

On 09-Nov-99 Joerg Czeranski wrote:
> 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. :-(
> joerch

Date: 11-Nov-99
Time: 00:03:00

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