Subject: Re: Boot up in SRM mode instead of AlphaBIOS
To: netbsd alpha <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Hopper <email@example.com>
Date: 01/02/2000 11:19:40
I think it's clear now that there are certain... operating quirks with
the Miata models, especially the 500 versions. These models were never
intended to run anything but NT, so they've been made devilishly hard to
break into SRM. On mine, the motherboard SRM break switch didn't even
However, this particular 500a finally boots into SRM at every cold
boot: break into SRM from a firmware update menu, and set the os_type.
If this doesn't work for you, you've got gremlins, or a bad CMOS, one of
netbsd alpha wrote:
> right now the system boots into AlphaBIOS each time.
> The only time I've been able to boot it into SRM is by
> hitting that little tiny switch on the motherboard. Is
> it possible to boot into SRM from a cold boot AFTER
> AlphaBIOS has been loaded?
> There is an CMOS/Advance/Console Selection option to
> set the console type while in AlphaBIOS. It said that
> on the next COLD boot it will go to that type of
> console. I've try setting this to Digital Unix then
> F10 twice, then Enter to save it. Cold boot, but it
> still came back into AlphaBIOS.
> --- Jeff Roberson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Do the following from SRM:
> > set os_type UNIX
> > Jeff
> > On Sat, 1 Jan 2000, netbsd alpha wrote:
> > > Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2000 11:09:01 -0800 (PST)
> > > From: netbsd alpha <email@example.com>
> > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: Boot up in SRM mode instead of AlphaBIOS
> > >
> > > My Digital Personal Workstation 500au insists on
> > > booting up in AlphaBIOS as default. How would i
> > change
> > > this so that it boots up in SRM mode everytime.
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