Subject: Re: Help identify this Alpha (for NetBSD install)
To: GNUOrder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
Date: 10/26/2001 20:45:28
On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 12:44:48PM -0400, GNUOrder wrote:
> On Friday 05 October 2001 07:06, Havard Eidnes wrote:
> > > > 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...
> > Digital (err... Compaq err... HPaq?) long ago stopped adding new
> > device driver support to SRM for the PC164. This basically means you
> > will have the best chances for booting with a card from that era, and
> > most preferably a DEC-labeled card -- that goes for both SCSI and
> > Ethernet.
> You could always try LinuxBIOS. They have it running for the ds10's, not
> sure about PC164 support. Despite the linux name, it can be used to net boot
> and boot up BSD from what I hear. http://www.acl.lanl.gov/linuxbios/
Maybe I'm stupid, but DS10 has a fully functional, uptodate SRM.
Why put LinuxBIOS on that machine type?
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