Given that this box is an "either-or but not both" AFA firmware goes,
that can't work. Booting the fwupdate utility puts you in an SRM
environment, but it's not in flash so power-cycling loses any changes
you might make. I don't get an 'Apu->' prompt on the serial console,
so typing 'update srm' won't fly either. This almost looks like
something that would be at home with the rest of the ARC UI conventions,
if it were displayed on the graphics console. I've tried using a
down arrow, a tab, a ^N, a right arrow, etc. to pick the update srm
selection. Whatever I try gives me the option of burning the latest
ARC. That dog, obviously, won't hunt. More suggestions? Please?
John Losey <JOHLOS@hbsi.com> wrote:
> I've got an AlphaStation 200 and had some difficulties getting from ARC back
> to SRM. What I ended needing to do was to make a firmware floppy
> (instructions were on DEC's firmware site). Once I had that, I went to the
> "Upgrade Firmware" option of ARC, and when I got to the firmware update
> menu, I did a Ctrl-P (it may have been prior to the menu, it was awhile ago
> and I can't remember exactly where it was). This brought me to an SRM
> prompt. I set "OS_TYPE" back to UNIX and power-cycled. Then I did a `b
> dva0` to boot off of the floppy and loaded SRM (update SRM at the prompt).
> This was much cleaner than the previous time when I just pulled the battery
> off of the motherboard and when I put it back in, I had an SRM (and an error
> about my sound device not being in the ISA config).
> WARNING: Use this advice at your own discretion. No warrantee is implied,
> expressed, nor stated. If your system doesn't work after this, it isn't my
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Snyder [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2000 4:58 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: AS200 F/W upgrade
> Sorry to followup my own post. Jim B. provided some real good poop,
> especially about checking the serial console. Problem at this point
> is that while I get a bunch of options on the serial console, I don't
> seem to be able to pick the one I want. And there's never an Apu->
> prompt (this is v7 of the f/w update). It let me put ARC 4.58 on,
> but that does not an SRM console make. Anyone been through this
> specific scenario? I have a copy of the vid card that was in it when
> I got it due any day now. That may let it come up in console=graphics
> which may get me through this. More clues??
> Larry Snyder <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi folks --
> > I just retrieved a loaner AS200 that has ARC 4.57 firmware. I need to
> > load SRM back on the box. IIRC, all I should have to do is copy the
> > as200_v6_9.exe or as200_v7_0.exe to a floppy or cd as fwupdate.exe
> > and run the Update Firmware option from the ARC menu.
> > Once I got past a bunch of floppy errors (I really need to buy some
> > media), I got to the point where it spends a bunch of time reading the
> > floppy and sits there with a blank blue screen forever.
> > I skinned the box and found a Jaton (cheap white-box) S3Virge video card
> > in it. Is this the problem? I prolly should stick in something that's
> > supported by DU anyway......
> > Answers/Comments/Suggetions?
> > thanx,
> > -ls-
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