Subject: Re: How to make a bootable Alpha CD?
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From: Niloc <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/13/1999 16:49:42
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Date: Monday, September 13, 1999 10:27 AM
Subject: How to make a bootable Alpha CD?

>Anyone out there who could give me instructions on how to create a bootable
>Alpha CD (I want to put 1.4.1 up on a pair of Alpha machines I just got)...
>I have an external SCSI CD-R drive... Yamaha CDR-400 I believe internally.
>I have a PC with Adaptec EZ-CD-Creator, or could move the CD-R to another
>machine (my NetBSD PC?) if it would be easier.

Hi posted that some months ago to create a bootable 1.4 Alpha CD:

For those of you wanting to create a NetBSD/Alpha 1.4 bootable CD
from the "cdhdtape" image file and with access to only a Windows
based CD writer, here's one way to do it.

Get the free "Nero" demo (v4.0) from and
simply go in  File/Burn Image, choose the "cdhdtape" file.
Click OK to set options when asked and use:
Type of image: data mode 1
Block size: 2048
Image header (bytes): 0
Image trailer (bytes): 0
and leave the "Raw Data", "Scrambled" and "Swapped" checkboxes

That will do it.

I noticed that when booting from the CD I got a few "dka400. is
not ready" right after "NetBSD/Alpha 1.4 Primary Boot +"
but the boot process continued without problems.
(I'm running on DEC Alpha Server 400 4/166)