Subject: Re: Help identify this Alpha (for NetBSD install)
To: B. James Phillippe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 10/04/2001 18:34:28
On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 05:43:48PM -0700, B. James Phillippe wrote:
> Alpha on which I also plan to install NetBSD. It's currently running NT4
> and has (obviously) the ARC console. My first step is to install the
> latest version of SRM for this thing, but I need to know which firmware to
> use first.
Does AlphaBIOS shed any light as to the name of the system?
> Here are some observations:
> o 21164 processor, probably an "A", at 500Mhz
> o 1 DEC 21172-CA chip
> o 7 DEC 21172-BA chips
> o 1 Intel S823782B chip (ISA bridge?)
> o 1 CMD0646 chip (PCI IDE?)
> o 2 64bit PCI slots
> o 2 32bit PCI slots
> o 2 ISA slots
> o 8 SIMM slots
> o Onboard IDE (2 channels)
> o Onboard DB9 serial, parallel and PS/2 kbd/mouse
> o No onboard SCSI or ethernet
This sounds a lot like an AlphaPC 164LX. Possibly an AlphaPC 164 (no LX).
Definitely not an EB164 -- those didn't have PCI IDE.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>