Subject: Re: DEC Alpha XL 366, can it run BSD?
To: Matt Thomas <>
From: Tom Linden <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/19/1997 07:25:34
I thought some of the XL's also had SRM. My 266 doesn't as the flash is 
only 512K.  So with the ARC console you have only two options, NT or 

There was some discussion a while back about supporting ARC only machines,
maybe using milo.  Is anybody currently working on this?

On Fri, 19 Dec 1997, Matt Thomas wrote:

> At 09:49 PM 12/18/97 -0600, you wrote:
> >I just found out I'm going to have a happy Christmas indeed.  My wife was 
> >playing at an internet auction and accidentally bought a Digital XL 366 Alpha, 
> >model no. SN-A23AA.
> >
> >Unfortunately, it comes with (gag!) WinNT.  Please, tell me I can install BSD 
> >on this thing without being a certified kernel hacker.
> Nope.  You can't.  The XL doesn't have an SRM console available for it and
> NetBSD needs an SRM console.
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