Subject: Re: How to make a bootable Alpha CD?
To: , <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Niloc <email@example.com>
Date: 09/13/1999 16:49:42
From: CaptnZilog@aol.com <CaptnZilog@aol.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
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 http://www.ahead.de 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 "dka400.4.0.6.0 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)