Subject: Re: your mail
To: Magnus Ahltorp <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/28/1997 13:53:07
On Sat, 28 Jun 1997 22:49:33 +0200 (MET DST) 
 Magnus Ahltorp <> wrote:

 > Oh, sorry. I'm trying to boot Netbsd-1.2 kernel with mdec-ecoff-970305
 > boot loader on a UDB version BL5 V3.7-628 Apr 25 1995 15:14:12


You should probably not be trying to boot 1.2.  NetBSD/alpha has come a
LONG ways since then.  You probably want to be loading the latest
NetBSD/alpha snapshot, which includes, among other things, support
for shared libraries, has fixed many bugs, etc.

The snapshot will contain new, up-to-date boot programs, in ./usr/mdec.

You probably also want to update that firmware... old UDB firmware is
fairly buggy.  (Well, of course, _new_ UDB firmware is buggy, but in
different ways :-)

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