Subject: Re: a few questions ...
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/25/2000 08:56:17
On Tue, 25 Jan 2000, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm considering building an NFS server from a DS20 box, probably running
> NetBSD. Not being really used to dec hardware, I have a few questions.
> - the DS 20 has storageworks scsi enclosure. Can I put standart UW scsi
>   disks in it, or do I have to go with DEC HW ?
> - Is the warranty woid if I put non-DEC hardware in the machine (hard disks
>   or PCI boards) ?
> Also the DS20E looks nicer for my application, but from the docs on the web
> it seems that it uses Ultra2 disks and scsi adapter. Does anyone know if the
> DEC Ultra2 scsi adapter is supported by NetBSD ?

That's an interesting question- it depends on what it actually is. I doubt
that it's the Qlogic- probably an LSI-11/Symbios, so it'll depend on whether
the crusty ncr driver can cope.