Subject: Re: most FreeBSD-like Linux
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 09/10/1999 17:42:09
>>>>> "Mikhail" == Mikhail Teterin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Why not use NetBSD or OpenBSD?
Mikhail> On Alpha they all have the same limitation of only being
Mikhail> bootable from SRM. Only Linux can be booted from what's called
Mikhail> "MILO", as far as I understand :( See http://www.alphalinux.com/
I tried Linux on an Alpha 266XL, which only comes with ARC.
It failed miserably with misaligned DMA transfers. I was not impressed,
so we returned the box and will buy an SRM capable box soon.
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