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Michael Schulte zur Sur
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fw update 1000a

Hi,

I have downloaded the fw exe file. Now how do I do the update?

thanks for any help,

Michael
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Ralf Puchner
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Re: fw update 1000a

what is the exact filename, where have you copied it?

What is the content of the image?
Help() { FirstReadManual(urgently); Go_to_it;; }
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: fw update 1000a

Ralf,

the filename is
as1000a_e5_v5_7.exe
and is downloaded from
ftp://ftp.digital.com/pub/DEC/Alpha/firmware/

thanks,

Michael
Martin Vorlaender
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Re: fw update 1000a

If you had used http://ftp.digital.com/pub/DEC/Alpha/firmware/ you'd have come to http://ftp.digital.com/pub/DEC/Alpha/firmware/archive/as1000a.html That page has installation instructions.

HTH,
Martin
Michael Schulte zur Sur
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Re: fw update 1000a

Hi Martin,

thanks for the tip. I have already on that page. He that is able to read and has patience is in the advantage.
If the Alpha does not copy any file from the option disk does it mean they are uptodate?

Michael
Martin Vorlaender
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Re: fw update 1000a

Hi Michael,

which of the update methods did you use?

cu,
Martin
Michael Schulte zur Sur
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Re: fw update 1000a

Martin,

by diskette.

Michael
Martin Vorlaender
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Re: fw update 1000a

Hi,

diskette from ARC/AlphaBIOS? Eeek - one of the methods I don't know; sorry.

From OpenVMS or network boot the update utility at least shows the current and new versions. And you can opt to re-write an identical version.

cu,
Martin
Michael Schulte zur Sur
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Re: fw update 1000a

Martin,

update prompted for diskatte as described in the docs but copied no option files.

thanks,

Michael
Uwe Zessin
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Re: fw update 1000a

Michael,
you can now grab the latest bootable CD image:
ftp://ftp.digital.com/pub/DEC/Alpha/firmware/v68.zip
.
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: fw update 1000a

Uwe,

the firmware is too old. It is not on there anymore.

Michael
Michael Schulte zur Sur
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Re: fw update 1000a

Martin gave the right hint.
The sulution is in the docs.
copy file to diskette and
update via arc.

thanks to all!

Michael