Subject: Re: NetBSD/Alpha
To: Chris G Demetriou <BALVENIE.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU!>
From: John Birrell <cimaxp1!>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/14/1995 18:08:10
> > I was thinking of 
> > throwing another hard drive on it and seeing if I could get a NetBSD/Alpha 
> > install on it.  Are there detailed instructions publicly available for 
> > NetBSD/Alpha installation?  Thanks...
> uh, well, there are some directions in
> which should probably be good enough.
> the biggest problem you'll probably face is getting the machine to use
> the SRM console software (rather than the ARC console used for NT).

Umm. That the _easy_ bit. The SRM and ARC consoles know how to change from
one to the other. SRM -> ARC is the os_type environment variable (I think).
ARC -> SRM is a menu option, then reboot.

I'm curious about whether it is possible to put a BSD image on a disk using
NT. I used OSF/1 to get NetBSD/Alpha onto a second disk on an AlphaStation
200 4/100. When I was running NT, though, I wasn't sure if there was a way
to use NT to do the equivalent of a 'dd' to the second disk.

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