Subject: Re[2]: getting to the floppy on a Multia
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/15/1997 07:53:52
     I've been trying to boot from the floppy on my 166MHz Multia with no 
     success.  I go through all the ARC console menus to "Boot alternate 
     OS", and regardless of which one I choose, it tells me I need to 
     reboot the machine.  So I do.  It always comes up to the ARC console.
     What am I doing wrong?

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Subject: Re: getting to the floppy on a Multia
Author:  Wilko Bulte <> at internet
Date:    12/13/97 8:43 AM

As Steve Price wrote...
> I seem to remember reading somewhere in the Alpha WWW pages 
> that the floppy on the Multia is currently unsupported.  Is 
> this still true?  If so, does anybody any kind of specs on 
> it so that if somebody wanted to right a driver they could?
Not as far as I can tell. I booted earlier 1.3-ALPHA bootfloppies 
'sort of OK' on my 166Mc Multia. It was only plagued by data 
overrun errors. I was told this was only happening on the 166 not 
on the 233Mc machines.
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