Subject: Re: dec 3000 m400
To: George A. Dowding <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/04/2000 16:32:37
On Sat, Nov 04, 2000 at 03:26:46PM -0900, George A. Dowding wrote:

 > I am trying to install NetBSD onto a a DEC 3000 M400.  I was unable to
 > get the Netbsd disk to boot.  Also I was unable to upgrade the
 > firmware using the "Digital Alpha Systems Firmware update v5.3" CD.

How did attempting to boot the NetBSD disk fail?  Did you use the
"cdhdtape" image?

 > 	VPP PAL X5.41-82000101/OSF PAL X1.28000201 - Built on
 > 30-APR-1993 13:51:49.50
 > ------	    ------	-------
 > 	       CPU		ok kn15-ba -v2.4-s465-I077-sV1.0 DECchip P3.0
 > .
 > .
 > .
 > Can someone confirm or deny that NetBSD will work on this machine?
 > More information will be provided upon request.

Yes, NetBSD does work on the 3000/400.  I used to run NetBSD on one
such machine.  I know there are at least a couple of other people
reading this list who also run on this machine.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>