Subject: Re: SRM
To: Jon Lindgren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
Date: 11/17/1999 19:41:13
As Jon Lindgren wrote ...
> 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.
Correct, that is what Linux uses. There is (on the newer machines) als
something called AlphaBIOS (again for NT).
> I forgot to mention that - since the SRM is stored in flash, it can be
On almost all machines it is flash, but in some of the older ones it
is UV EPROM.
> upgraded/overwritten by other firmware. The only two which exist AFAIK
> are the SRM and ARC.
& AlphaBIOS ;-)
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