Subject: Re: Updating console firmware on a 3000/400
To: Ken Hornstein <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/29/1997 11:29:55
>>Can you show the output of "show config"?  Some 3000/400 have an
>>out-of-date SROM and that prevents console upgrades.
>Sure (cut and pasted from my new serial console in an xterm :-) )
>DEC 3000 - M400
>Digital Equipment Corporation
>     VPP PAL X5.41-82000101/OSF PAL X1.28-82000201 - Built on 30-APR-1993 13:51:49.50
>------      --------      --------
>                 CPU      OK KN15-BA -V2.4-S462-I077-sV1.0-DECchip 21064 P3.0

Wow!  That's old!  And that's your problem.  You'll need an intermediate
version (or two or three) before you update to the latest.  Let me see
what I can dig out of my archive...
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