Re: Upgrading PC164SX firmware
Much easier way....get the sx164srm.rom file from
put that on a fat floppy, choose upgrade AlphaBIOS, power off,
On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Craig Small wrote:
> Sorry to bother you all again but I'm stuck. After turfing my
> annoying video card and putting in some ISA card that was made back when
> the used to build pyramids all was well.
> But I'm trying to get SRM installed. Currently the PC164SX has the
> AlphaBIOS installed, SRM looks more useful to me. So I downloaded the
> sx154_v5_6.exe firmware upgrade program from Digital's ftp site stuck it
> on a floppy.
> I tried first to go into AlphaBIOS and sleect update firmware from the
> menu. The floppy drive ran for a while then nothing happened. It just
> locked up.
> OK, so next I flipped dipswitch 7 which got me a blue screen that looked
> a bit like what i should be getting. But nistead of a >>> prompt I
> got a mini menu. I then selected update from this menu and once again
> the floppy drive started.
> It mentioned two words, I think they were fsb and fw.
> fsb came back with something like update ok or some other 'good
> fw said something like not found and then had some filename like
> Then I got the menu back. Rebooting the box got me AlphaBIOS again.
> I'm going to go over and re-read the instructions again, not easy
> considering the documents contradict themseleves.
> Like this:
> (referring to sx164_v5_6.exe)
> " Copy the downloaded file(s) to a blank FAT formatted floppy as :
> IMPORTANT: The filename must remain what you downloaded it as"
> Brilliant! It must be sx164_v5_6.exe and fwupdate.exe at the same time.
> I called it fwupdate.exe
> - Craig