Subject: Re: Help identify this Alpha (for NetBSD install)
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: B. James Phillippe <email@example.com>
Date: 10/04/2001 18:51:51
On Thu, 4 Oct 2001, Peter Seebach wrote:
> In message <Pine.LNX.firstname.lastname@example.org>, "B. James Phillippe" writes:
> >reporting itself as Aspen Systems Durango Workstation. Next on the list
> >is to get a supported NIC (I'm assuming any DECchip 21X4X will do) and a
> >high-end SRM-supported 64bit SCSI board and some big drives.
> There is no such thing as a 64-bit SCSI board that's supported by the old
> SRM, so far as I can tell. You will have to use a cheap one to boot. :(
Really? By "old SRM", do you mean all SRM versions for PC164, or do you
mean I could upgrade to a newer version which might support a 64bit card?
I'm fearing you mean the former...
> BTW, any ethernet card that NetBSD supports should work fine; the Alpha
> firmware won't be able to netboot, maybe, but it should work fine.
Right - I like to be able to netboot from SRM. :-) I can dig up a ton of
DEC 21X4X-based boards from work. I used to do some driver development for
> >BTW, there is a 32bit NCR 53c875 in there now.
> You lucky scumbag. ;) I've got about 8 of those cards, none of which
> work with a PC164.
Hmm, so you are saying I should be happy with the card that's in there, eh?
Okay, then I just need to find some nice drives. :-) There are Seagate
ST52160N's in there now (two of them), but they sound a little off-balance
or something. I don't trust used drives anyway.
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