[OpenBIOS] Platform for the OPENBIOS question

Maciej W. Rozycki macro at ds2.pg.gda.pl
Wed Aug 22 23:45:56 CEST 2001

On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Stefan Reinauer wrote:

> yes, unfortunately the board did not react in any way on the setting of sw3
> jp8. it still came up with the linuxbios serial output. Stupid me assumed
> that the flash is scanned for an elf image, without reading the code diligently
> enough. Instead the code expected 2 linuxbioses in blocks 0 and 1, and the
> kernels starting from block 2, so linuxbios stopped whith an illegal elf
> header message. Seems I unlearned being careful a bit when i did all the flash
> hot swapping for /dev/bios.

 Does the DS10 have a SROM mini console as most (all?) Alpha systems from
Digital have?  If so you should be able to reinstall firmware from it. 
All you need is a serial terminal at 9600bps (IIRC). 

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
+        e-mail: macro at ds2.pg.gda.pl, PGP key available        +

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