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AlphaStation multiboot

The Question is:

I intend to buy a 250 4/266 Model next days. Mainly used
for OVMS of course, I like to be able to boot NT as well.
Is there a "universal" firmware version available for
the system board AND grpahic cards, or do I have to
change the EEPROM firmware and/or PROMS on the ZLX graphics
card as well?
I agree, not a real OVMS question, but hopw you can give
a pointer anyway.
regards & thanks

The Answer is:

    You do not have to change anything.  If you buy the 250 it has both the
    OpenVMS/Unix PAL & SRM console and WNT PAL & ARC console.  ALl you need
    is get at least 1 disk per OS.  The ZLX video card should work on all
    3 O/S