Subject: Re: 1.4P and new XP1000 - SCSI problems
To: Sven Dietrich <>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/12/2000 20:07:58
On Tue, Jan 11, 2000 at 08:43:19PM -0500, Sven Dietrich wrote:
> > 
> > > *must* *prevent* *hand* *from* *loading* *the* *Tru64* *CD*
> > 
> > Go ahead. While you're at it, try a net install of freebsd. More
> > datapoints are good.
> >
> Ok, here is the comparison to FreeBSD...
> I loaded the OS, and did the same thing that caused the grief on
> the NetBSD version: I gunzip'ed a large file. Worked like a
> charm in two cases. It seems to point in the direction of
> NetBSD, as far as the problem is concerned...
> Unfortunately, FreeBSD is not an option presently, as it does
> not support my FDDI card...

What kind of FDDI card are you using? I used, admittedly quite some time
ago, a DEC DEFPA PCI fddi adapter between FreeBSD/i386 and FreeBSD/alpha.
Worked just great.

BTW In case anybody is interested in FDDI stuff: I have a number of 
brandnew DEFPA SAS cards. Willing to trade one for 
a >= 2 port PCI FastEthernet card that is well supported under FreeBSD.

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