Subject: Re: State of ALPHA alpha 1.3
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Chris Csanady <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/10/1997 15:29:50
>A larger problem is linux's ability to boot off WIN NT only machines..  Isn't
>the LILO boot loader smaller in memory than the SRM console..  probably a good
>feature as well..

It also has a number of other nifty features as well.  For one, the boot
loader is specific to both hardware as well as kernel revision.  This is,
imho, just a tad inconvenient.  It also lacks a number of other nice things
such as a serial console and the ability to boot diskless.  Oh, I almost
forgot--you can't even reboot on our machines.. it requires a hard reset.

Using AlphaBIOS and/or MILO completely sucks..  A few pages in memory is not
_that_ stiff a price to pay.