Subject: Re: netbooting from Linux success, but!
To: Victor Hui <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/24/1999 10:23:03
> Thanks for pointing me out that the SRM firmware was 3.3.  I have
> indeed upgraded the firmware to 7.0.  However, I have forgotten to
> recycle the power :-(
> Now, I believe my Alpha can be successfully netbooted.  However,
> it only went as far as ...
> cpu0 at mainbus0: 1D 0 (primary) 21064A-3 (pass 2)
> tcasic0 at mainbus 0
> tc0 at tcasic0: 25 MHz clock
> ioasci0 at tc0 slot 7 offset 0x0: fast mode
> le0 at ioasic0 offset 0xc0000: address xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
> le0: 32 receive buffers, 8 transmit buffers
> scc0 at ioasic0 offset 0x10000
> scc1 at ioasic0 offset 0x18000

> then hanged!

like it says, it switched to a serial console (because the video isn't
fully supported on thsi hardware?)

most likely it's still happy, just with a serial console rather than
the video console.

hook up something to the serial port and take a look..

					- Bill