Subject: Re: Re(2): Re(2): 3000/600
To: None <,>
From: Ross Harvey <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/01/2000 15:44:04
Let us know how it goes. Note that there may be some PeeCee rom burner
utilities that don't actually let you write a raw file to the disk, and
it's also likely that it will be an obscure option. (It's trivial with
cdrecord, of course, since that's ALL cdrecord ever does. :-) At least
one PeeCee program will let you write a bitwise image, but only if the
bitwise image is itself in iso9660 format. (Sigh.) Also, your old 3000,
unless it has recently received an upgrade with a rare SCSI reader, will
absolutely not be able to read a CD-RW, but will handle CD-R just fine.


> From: (Bryan McWhirt)
> 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
> >extrapolated.
> >:)  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
> >-- 
> >-----------------------------------------------------------------
> >Andrew Gillham                            | NetBSD ist Affengeil.
> >                     | Nachts ist es kaelter
> >I speak for myself, not for my employer.  | als draussen.