Alpha lx164 from Alphabios to SRM

David O'Brien obrien at
Sat Oct 30 23:16:37 PDT 2004

On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 03:19:09PM -0000, jalovell at wrote:
> I know this must have been gone over so many times, but I don't know how to 
> search the mailing list archive to find the answer.  OK I just aquired a 
> 164lx setup and it previously had windows NT so it was running alphabios.  
> Well, I found out what I have to do is get SRM console on, so I read 
> instructions and download the firmware program, renaming it to fwupdate.exe

I'm not sure you have to update the firmware on a 164LX.  I don't recall
what I did on mine, but I think the ROM might be big enough that it has
both AlphaBIOS and SRM in it.  Did you try switching to SRM in the
AlphaBIOS configuration menus?
-- David  (obrien at

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