Subject: Re: your mail
To: Magnus Ahltorp <>
From: Martin Heller <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/30/1997 14:26:53
On Sat, 28 Jun 1997, Magnus Ahltorp wrote:

> > 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.
> I would glove to load the latest snapshot, but I can't find any binaries.
> And since I don't have a NetBSD/alpha, I'm quite stuck. Do you know where
> I can find suitable binaries?
> > 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 :-)
> I know. I have learnt from the NetBSD/alpha FAQ that I should update my
> firmware, but the problem is that the floppy drive is quite broken. Are
> there other ways of updating the firmware?

DEC ships the firmware also on bootable CD-ROM media ! 

> /Magnus