Subject: Re(2): Re(2): 3000/600
To: None <>
From: Bryan McWhirt <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/01/2000 09:01:38
OK, well I will have to go over the docs for nero burnning rom to figure
that out then.   I ran out of HD space on my PC for the 3rd time and am
waiting on the finances to get a 30G HD (so if anyone wants to buy a
slightly used Kodak DC265 digi-cam let me know).  Anyway I ended  up
deleteing my old linux partition for space and pulled out this DEC Alpha
3000/600 to play on.  Asuming I do get it running.  Thanks for the help

Bryan writes:
>Bryan McWhirt writes:
>> So it's an ISO not an actual file?  The actual documentation in that
>> directory were extreamly vauge.
>No it is not an ISO. :-)  Yes, now it is really confusing.  Basically it
>is an "image" that more or less is just like the first few meg of
>a hard drive.  It has the normal boot sector, bootstrap, and kernel just
>like it would be on a hard drive. (hence the cdhdtape)
>The boot sector has some magic that convinces the alpha it is a nice
>bootable device when it is written to a CD a HD, or a TAPE.
>I will agree that the README.files doesn't clearly say that the image
>should be written directly to a CD in "raw" mode.  It shows examples
>of a hard drive or tape though that, I guess, are meant to be
>:)  If you were to come up with an improved paragraph about 'cdhdtape' and
>file a bug report via 'send-pr' it would probably get fixed. 
>Anyway, you should be able to write it out raw with cdrecord under NetBSD,
>or via something like NERO ( under Windows.
>Andrew Gillham                            | NetBSD ist Affengeil.
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