Subject: Re: A few questions... ??
To: None <>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/27/1999 21:01:10
As wrote ...
> I recently aquired (getting tossed at work) an Alpha axp150 CPU & monitor, 
> and was trying to get NetBSD booted on it (it has WindozeNT on it right 
> now)...  I'm having some problems and was wondering:
> 1)  I switched to the right loader, but does it matter whether the OS_TYPE 
> flag is set to OSF or VMS???
> 2)  I created the two floppies on my PC, and put the 1st one in the Alpha 
> drive (it happens to be a 2.88M floppy drive).  It accesses the drive on a 
> cold boot, and accesses it if I do a "SHOW DEV", and does show me the 
> floppy... but if I try to do a "BOOT DVA0", I get an "84 FAIL" message (and 
> the floppy never seems to get accessed, like its not even trying).  
> Suggestions/Ideas?

Jensen's cannot boot from floppy using their SRM console. Really practical

> SRM version is 1.6.  I'm downloading "Nero" as we speak, and I'm going to try 
> and burn a CD of the "cdhd" image to see if I can boot it that way, but it 
> would be nice to know I can floppy boot it.  

Don't bother. None of the free *BSDs work with Jensen's (unless some
secret work has been done, which I doubt).

Wilko (eyeing his Jensen gathering dust ;-)
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