SRM compatibility

Rob B rbyrnes at
Sun Nov 6 14:24:14 PST 2005

At 10:49 AM 6/11/2005, Ansar Mohammed wrote:
>Is there a recommended SRM version to use for FreeBSD Alpha?
>I have attempted an install on a 6.x SRM BIOS that is failing on kernel load
>of isp0 on a PWS 433au. The same system loads NetBSD fine. There is another
>guy in hawai who apparently has the same issues.
>I unplugged the controller and tried to reinstall on the IDE disks but got
>some extremely weird problems such as the sysinstall failing to detect some
>ide disks.
>In short, rather than solve my current issues, I would like to know if these
>issues can be mitigated by an SRM upgrade.

I've been talking to a few guys with PWS boxes, and several said that 
the 6.x release boots and works great on them, where the 5.x series 
did not.  You may wish to try that.


More information about the freebsd-alpha mailing list