Subject: Re: 500au
To: Jeff Roberson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
Date: 12/17/1999 00:14:26
On Wed, Dec 15, 1999 at 11:55:12PM -0800, Jeff Roberson wrote:
> Will SRM boot from IDE disks at all? So to get this machine working I
It will boot the IDE cdrom drive. I have never tried an IDE HD.
IIRC the latest SRM revs might do it.
> only need to install a scsi controller and SRM? Wonderful. I have hoped
The Adaptec is not bootable on SRM. And I also wanted to be able to
run Tru64 on it (for my work) so I went for the KZPBA-CA (DEC/CPQ speak
> to replace my as200 for the longest time.
> On Thu, 16 Dec 1999, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 00:23:46 +0100
> > From: Wilko Bulte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: Jeff Roberson <email@example.com>
> > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: 500au
> > On Wed, Dec 15, 1999 at 03:03:04PM -0800, Jeff Roberson wrote:
> > > I may buy a Digital Personal Workstation 500a, but I'd like to make sure
> > > SRM is available for this model, and it is supported by netbsd. Currently
> > > it has arc on it. I see the au series on the port-alpha page, but not the
> > > a. Does anyone know much about these machines?
> > I converted a 433a to a 433au by swapping the Adaptec 2940UW for a
> > Qlogic 1040 adapter (so that SRM can boot from the SCSI disks). SRM is
> > available, you can select it from the AlphaBIOS to be the default console
> > code.
> > 433 and 500 is only the CPU (and a few flipped dipswitches)
> > There are 2 models mainboard for the PWS, the early one (Miata MX5) has
> > a less-than-optimal (read: has silicon bugs) Pyxis chipset. The 2nd
> > generation (Miata GL) is better in this respect.
Wilko Bulte Arnhem, The Netherlands - The FreeBSD Project
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