I'm now back from vacation and am taking the advice of Michal
Jaegermann and trying to upgrade the bios from ARC to SRM to make the
installation of Linux easier on my Alpha system based on the LX164
Not having much luck. Details are as follows:
Renamed to fwupdate.exe and upgraded using the bios menu item. The
floppy loads the file for a minute or so, then after a startup screen
the screen turns blue and the text "eb.ea.e9.e8.e7." appears on the
top line and the machine stops responding.
I then read the motherboard manual to check the setting of the
write-enable jumper. It was fine (tried it both ways just in case the
docs were wrong).
I then tried installing the latest ARC bios (V5.70). It installed fine
upgrading my system from 5.68 to 5.70.
I then tried the upgrade with the new bios - same message.
Anyone have any suggestions?