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Alpha Server 1000A - how to switch console from NT to Unix ?

George Quist
Frequent Advisor

Alpha Server 1000A - how to switch console from NT to Unix ?

I am still searching for old dicumentation, but need to get the steps to switch the alpha console bios fron NT to Unix/Tru64 mode ?
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Ralf Puchner
Honored Contributor

Re: Alpha Server 1000A - how to switch console from NT to Unix ?

switch the console from alphabios to srm

When you power-up or reset your System:
Press F2 (you will enter the Setup program of AlphaBIOS)
Select: "CMOS Setup..."
In CMOS Setup Press F6 (Advanced CMOS Setup)
Select: "Console Selection" and use the arrow keys to select the
firmware.

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Re: Alpha Server 1000A - how to switch console from NT to Unix ?

From the Alphabios menu select "CMOS Setup" then press F6 to get to the advanced options. Now change the "Console Selection" to "Digital UNIX Console (SRM)" and press F10 to save. After a power cycle of the system the P00>>> prompt should appear.