Subject: Re: most FreeBSD-like Linux
To: Jim O'Donald <>
From: Mikhail Teterin <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/10/1999 14:28:28
Jim O'Donald once wrote:

> Why not use NetBSD or OpenBSD?

On Alpha they  all have the same limitation of  only being bootable from
SRM. Only  Linux can be  booted from what's called  "MILO", as far  as I
understand :( See

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mikhail Teterin []
> Sent: Friday, September 10, 1999 1:07 PM
> To:;
> Subject: most FreeBSD-like Linux
> Hi! Being forced into a Linux land by FreeBSD's inability to run on my
> AlphaXL 300,  I need to  choose a  Linux distribution. I'm  not asking
> "which is the  best one", but "which is the  most FreeBSD-like"? I put
> the Debian on so far, and it seems nice, but different from FreeBSD...
> Thanks for your input,
> 	-mi
> P.S. Why can't boot/loader or kernel be booted from MILO?