[OpenBIOS] Platform for the OPENBIOS question

Maciej W. Rozycki macro at ds2.pg.gda.pl
Thu Aug 23 17:41:10 CEST 2001

On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Stefan Reinauer wrote:

> >  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). 
> Yes.. it does. And I even think I read something about recovering flash
> from srom, but the cable you need is some weird internal connector and 
> I couldn't get hold of a cable for that one yet. Fortunately the machine
> is partly alife again since compaq gave us an exchange board and took the
> old one to there engineers

 Hmm, it was possible to recover from a floppy (but not from network, for
example), IIRC.  I'll dig through my SROM user's manual... 

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

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