Subject: Re: most FreeBSD-like Linux
To: None <>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/10/1999 17:42:09
>>>>> "Mikhail" == Mikhail Teterin <> 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

  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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