Subject: Re: Alpha 3000/800 Netbooting problems...
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ben White <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/27/1998 18:01:01
At 07:06 PM 25-06-98 +0200, you wrote:
>As Toru Nishimura wrote...
>> > Uh, I'm not quite sure what you were trying to say, but...
>> >
>> > I've never seen a SCSI floppy in _any_ Alpha whatsoever.  I'm sure
>> > they exist, but they aren't particularly common, as far as I'm aware.
>> Sorry for my poor English.  Model 300 has an option to install RX26
>> SCSI floppy inside (our site once had 200 of RX26).  Other models did
>> not have the room.
>You might want to keep an open eye for trash cans /dumpsters with
>DECstations in them. From what I've seen they were more common there than in
>AXP machines. I've got a unit like that, truly handy. Even used it to
>boot a Jensen from ;-)

I have an old DecStation 3100 which has a floppy, would I be able to pull
the drive out of that and fit it to the alpha easily?
Would the RAM be usable in it also?
I assume this would allow me to boot up with a boot floppy then and then
install via the network.

Ben White