Subject: Re: More newbie questions about the PC164
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Matthew Orgass <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/16/1999 22:37:51
On Thu, 15 Apr 1999, Dave Huang wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Apr 1999, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > You can only do this by re-flashing the firmware into the console flash
> > rom. Not recommended to do this every 5 secs I'd say. According to the
> > manual this Alpha board can only hold either the ARC or the SRM, not 
> > both. You might have seen Alpha machines that can switch ARC and SRM
> > by using a console command. This one cannot apparantly.

  Hmm... Somewhere between pages 30 and 50 (I think--in the flash rom
section) it describes a flash rom header and says that a jumper is used to
determine which is loaded at boot time.  So if you have a "turbo" switch
or such on the case it shouldn't be too painful to dual boot...  Unless
they don't both fit...

Matthew Orgass