Re: I was in SRM and now, i'm stuck in AlphaBios
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What I had to do is to select the "Digital Unix Console (SRM)", and then
... quickly power-cycle the machine! Like "off/on" in less than 10
That did the trick. I'm reinstalling back linux (i didn't write down the
BOOT_PATH, BOOT_FILE and BOOT_OPTIONS from last time. I won't make the
Thanks for your help,
On Sun, 29 Jan 2006, Ulrich Teichert wrote:
I have an AlphaStation 500a that was nicely configured to enter SRM when
This morning, I powered it up, to find that a message told me "System time
I've seen this when the internal buffer battery was empty.
And since, I'm stuck in AlphaBios, with no other choice than WindowsNT :
no network boot and so on.
In the CMOS advanced, I chose "OpenVMS SRM" or "Digital UNIX SRM", but
nothing works ... It's still getting back to AlphaBIOS.
Alphas can react strange when the internal clock is bogus. Try setting
it in AlphaBIOS (I think there's a menu for it?) and reboot without
disconnecting power. Consider yourself lucky when you get it to boot
that way, though. Replacing the battery should cure it, IMHO.
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