Subject: Re: SRM
To: Ted Lemon <email@example.com>
From: Jon Lindgren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/17/1999 09:02:01
On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, Ted Lemon wrote:
> SRM is the boot monitor - the thing that you type commands to before
> the operating system is running. When it starts up, you'll see that
> it actually prints SRM followed by a version number. Assuming you
> have SRM on your Alpha, of course - there's another boot monitor for
> booting Windows NT, whose name escapes me at the moment. If you have
> that, then you unfortunately can't boot NetBSD.
That's ARC - I believe that's what Linux uses to boot as well.
I forgot to mention that - since the SRM is stored in flash, it can be
upgraded/overwritten by other firmware. The only two which exist AFAIK
are the SRM and ARC.
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