Re: Alpha 1200 BIOS
From: Richard Tomkins (tomkinsr_at_istop.com)
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2004 04:09:45 GMT
I have not followed the whole discussion here, so in order to attempt to
help you out, I'd like to ask you to possibly repeat yourself.
1. You have an AlphaServer 1200 Correct? What is the AlphaBIOS rev.? What is
the SRM rev.? Are you using the internal SCSI or a PCI controller, and if
so, what is the part number of the controller? What are the part numbers of
the disk drives?
2. You have an AlphaServer 4100 Correct? What is the AlphaBIOS rev.? What is
the SRM rev.? What is the part number of the controller? What are the part
numbers of the disk drives? Is this a Pedestal or Rack Mount system?
3. Did you update either the SRM or the AlphaBIOS or both? Did you use the
LFU to update the firmware?
4. Are you familiar with the SRM Console? It is a mini UNIX multi-tasking
The SRM console is capable of enumerating all the supported options in a
system. It can scan the PCI bus and EISA bus and report what is present. If
disk drives are connected to SCSI controllers, those will also be scanned
and displayed, unless they are connected to a RAID type controller. In this
case, the drives are not directly accessible and so if they do not comprise
a valid, functioning RAID set, then there will be no display related to the
We used a variation of the Mylx DAC 960, with our own firmware in various
systems including these. The card that we sold had higher performance SCSI
chips that also had internal fixes in them for re-connect problems and other
issues. I forget how to identify the chips exactly, but they used to have a
/ or - number located after the chips main part number, or something like