Subject: Re: Any Alpha Server 2100 support in NetBSD?
To: Jeff Workman <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/05/2001 20:37:52
On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 12:06:26AM -0400, Jeff Workman wrote:
> Stoned koala bears drooled eucalyptus spit in awe as NetBSD Bob exclaimed:
> > I have a lead on an old Alpha Server 2100 crate. I was wondering
> > if there was any usable NetBSD support for this particular machine?
> > It looks like it might make a fair home server, assuming it can be
> > raised from the dead.
> <AOL>Me too!</AOL>
> I just picked up an AlphaServer 2100 4/233 and I am wanting to run NetBSD
> on it. I can get it to get halfway through the install floppies, but then
> the kernel says there's no support compiled for the CPU. So, I went over
> to another one of my alphas and tried to compile a kernel with appropriate
> support, and 'make depend' barfed when it couldn't find pci_2100_a500.c.
> This is with NetBSD 5.1-release. I see that in the 'current' tree this
> file exists. Are these machines usable with NetBSD now? If so, can I just
> copy the pci_2100_a500.c and pci_2100_a500.h files from 'current' into my
> 'release' source tree and built a usable kernel to install and boot?
no this won't work I think. But maybe you can try a -current snapshot ?
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>