Updating SRM on LX164
Ok, I've decided to take the plunge and update the firmware on my
LX164. The box currently has v5.1; I'm trying to upgrade it to
v5.8. I'm now looking for just the right way to go about it.
1) First choice: fail-safe boot mode.
I'd love to, but #1 I don't know exactly what files I'll need,
and #2 I don't know of fail-safe boot will give me VGA output
(and I don't have a null-modem cable).
2) Second choice: use a bootable SRM update disk.
Unfortunately, the only ways I see to make a bootable SRM update
disk are to first have Digital UNIX or OpenVMS installed. I see
no reason why HPaq couldn't provide a plain-jane raw floppy
image I could dd to a disk...but they don't. I guess that would
just be too easy. =(
3) Third choice: use the SRM "nt" command to bootstrap AlphaBIOS
off a floppy, then use AlphaBIOS to update SRM.
Yes, it's a hack. Oooh, what a hack! But I think I could pull
it off...if I could just find the lx164nt.rom file!!! I'm not
finding it on ftp.digital.com, and when I try to select
AlphaBIOS for PC164LX/SX from the firmware update page, it tries
to take me to some other site that doesn't even resolve to an IP
So...anyone know any other tricks I can try? Anyone have the
mysteriously missing lx164nt.rom file?
"If a server crashes in a server farm and no one pings it, does
it still cost four figures to fix?"