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G206 and G208

    Date: Wed, 20 Sep 89 11:52 EDT
    From: Barry Margolin <barmar@Think.COM>

	Date: Wed, 20 Sep 89 08:46 EDT
	From: pan@athena.pangaro.dialnet.symbolics.com (Paul Pangaro)

	Can anyone explain that difference in flod files? Documentation says
	something about a machine using "either one" but not why, whether they
	are exclusive to a given machine, whether they can be swapped, etc.

    Flod files are always named after the version of the FEP PROM that they
    are compatible with.  If you have version 206 PROMs, you should use G206
    flods.  If you have G208 PROMs you should use G208 flods.  The Show
    Machine Configuration command will tell you which FEP version you have.

    Version 208 PROMs came out when the 3630 ColorStation was introduced; a
    new PROM was needed to support machines with no monochrome monitor.
    While they were at it they threw in a few other goodies, most notably
    the "autoboot" feature, which will automatically run FEP0:>autoboot.boot
    whenever the machine is powered up.


That's right.  I had forgotten about these additional features.

 -- Chucko