Subject: Re: 3000/600
To: Bryan McWhirt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ted Sikora <email@example.com>
Date: 06/01/2000 15:07:52
Bryan McWhirt wrote:
> 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
> firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (http://www.ahead.de/) under Windows.
Just follow the NetBSD-alpha faq on how to use Nero. That's what I did.
Just # b dka4 worked for me.
Type of image: data mode 1
Block size: 2048
Image header (bytes): 0
Image trailer (bytes): 0
and leave the "Raw Data", "Scrambled" and "Swapped" checkboxes
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