Subject: Re: Help identify this Alpha (for NetBSD install)
To: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
From: GNUOrder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/27/2001 12:49:55
On Friday 26 October 2001 14:45, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> 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 =
> > > > > the old SRM, so far as I can tell. You will have to use a chea=
> > > > > one to boot. :(
> > > >
> > > > Really? By "old SRM", do you mean all SRM versions for PC164, or=
> > > > 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 y=
> > > will have the best chances for booting with a card from that era, a=
> > > 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,=
> > sure about PC164 support. Despite the linux name, it can be used to =
> > boot and boot up BSD from what I hear.=20
> > 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?
Well in their case it was to boot up and join a cluster faster. Also sup=
for cards that srm doesn't support.