Subject: RE: Question regarding AXP150
To: '' <>
From: Peter Hufnagel <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/01/2000 14:30:02
I *could* probably set one of them up pretty easily to netboot...
or "dd" an image to a disk.  My 400 4/266 is running 1.3.2 right now,
I couldn't seem to get a 1.4.x version to boot (kept dying when the
kernel started up) off floppy.  I thought it could be the BIOS rev on 
the SRM, it *is* several revs behind, but I was hesitant to upgrade 
the only working NetBSD Alpha I have to try to upgrade the BIOS.  I 
had posted a msg on this a while back, but never got a decent response
as to whether this was a known problem or not.

If I had one (or presumably both if I get one working) of the Jensens
working I'd probably be more willing to play with the 400.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jason R Thorpe []
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 2:16 PM
To: Peter Hufnagel
Cc: ''
Subject: Re: Question regarding AXP150

On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 01:55:22PM -0400, Peter Hufnagel wrote:

 > Last I knew, the Jensen was not supported yet under NetBSD.  
 > Jason Thorpe had asked a while back about interest in it, and I believe
 > working on support for the Jensen, but I haven't seen anything since.  I
 > personally
 > would also be very interested in it, since I have two of them sitting
 > doing 
 > nothing right now (I also have a AlphaServer 400 at home, running NetBSD
 > fine).

Can you netboot them?  Or, can you dd a disk image onto a disk for it
from another system?  Damn Jensen can't boot from floppy.

After I commit my Alpha Processor, Inc. UP1000 code (probably today; it
booted the system install tool fine, although there was a glitch in
PCI configuration space handling which I have now fixed), I'll probably
resurrect my Jensen code and get it merged into -current (should be

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>