Subject: Re: Help identify this Alpha (for NetBSD install)
To: NetBSD/Alpha <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 10/04/2001 21:11:32
In message <Pine.LNX.firstname.lastname@example.org>, "B. James P
>> 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. :(
Yup. It supports some (but not all) Qlogic 1040's, and some (but not all)
Symbios '875's. And nothing newer.
>By "old SRM", do you mean all SRM versions for PC164,
Yes. You may have missed my heroic struggles to find a supported card.
Thanks to Matthew Jacob, I now have some that *will* work on order.
>or do you
>mean I could upgrade to a newer version which might support a 64bit card?
>I'm fearing you mean the former...
>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
>> 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?
Yes. You are very lucky to have such a card. I went through about five
'875's trying to find the ones that work with the old version of the SRM
console; I eventually gave up, and I'm buying some expensive Qlogic cards.