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Personal Workstation Failsafe Loader?

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The Question is:

Is there a way to invoke a failsafe firmware
loader on a PWS 433au?

The Answer is :

  You will require information described in the FAQ, and will require
  the creation of a firmware floppy for the system.
       $ set file/attr=(rfm:fix,lrl:512,mrs:512,rat:none) fwupdate.exe
       $ init/dens=HD/index=begin dva0: fwupdate
       $ mount dva0: fwupdate
       $ create/dir dva0:[digitalpw]
       $ copy/contiguous fwupdate.exe dva0:[digitalpw]
       $ mcr writeboot
         Update VAX portion of boot block (default is Y) : No
         Update AXP portion of boot block (default is Y) : Yes
         [enter AXP bootfile:] dva0:[digitalpw]fwupdate.exe
       $ dismount dva0:
  When loaded in the drive during power up, this will start up the
  firmware update tool.
  Please see the FAQ, and documentation and files cited in the FAQ.
  Also please see the Personal Workstation documentation available
  via the HP AlphaServer website archives.

answer written or last revised on ( 1-NOV-2004 )

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