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DEC 2000 EISA expansion? (DE425)

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The Question is:

I have DECpc AXP 150 (JENSEN box), which I have been dual-booting between
 Windows NT and OpenVMS for several years now.  I boot VMS off the network.
Recently, its DE422-SA ethernet card went bad, and I replaced it with a DE425-AA.
The new card works just fine under Windows NT, but I'm not able to boot VMS
 over this card.  When I attempt to boot over the ethernet I get:
>>> boot ERA0
... 84 FAIL ...
Is the DE425-AA not supported for booting?
The EISA says that I don't have the "Boot ROM" installed (whatever that is).
 Do I need a boot rom to boot VMS?  If so, what's the part number and where can
 I get it?

The Answer is :

  The DEC 2000 series platform has very specific hardware requirements,
  in terms of the permitted controllers, the particular revisions of
  controllers necessary, and the configuration of the SCSI bus and SCSI
  controllers.  In particular, the DE425 is not supported on the DEC 2000
  series platform.

answer written or last revised on ( 29-DEC-2000 )

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