Subject: Re: State of ALPHA alpha 1.3
To: Chris Csanady <>
From: Mika Kortelainen <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/11/1997 05:09:22
> 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.

It depends... on my Alpha XL-300, reboot works fine.  I did upgrade
its firmware and I've installed the latest MILO, but I don't know
if those helped (I did those two things before I really started
to use it).  I'm not quite sure if I misunderstood your meaning,
but I can boot e.g. kernels 2.0.32 and 2.1.65 with the same MILO, no
problems (actually I have those two as my boot options).

And as it's my main machine, I like to have disks and a real monitor
attached, but I can understand that e.g. netboot would be useful in
some situations.

	Mika Kortelainen