Subject: RE: Unsuccessful chip replacement attempt
To: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
From: Michael G. Schabert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/14/2002 14:39:09
At 10:24 AM -0500 2/14/02, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> > ----------
>> From: Graham Allan
>> On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 02:46:54PM -0800, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
>> > but multias are so cute! (in an island of dr. moreau / engineering
>> > experiment gone wrong sort of way.)
>> > they are the slowest alphas ever made, no?
>> Not quite... they're faster than the 100MHz 21064 systems (DEC3000m300L
>> and Alphastation 200 4/100)! The 233MHz Multia was about the same speed
>> for our code as the 150MHz 3000m300.
>> I think they're cute too. They would be *so* much more useful if SRM
>> could boot from IDE though - if only I could replace those stupid SCSI
>> laptop drives (most of which have by now failed) with IDE ones...
>> that's the biggest failing to me.
> Why not have it boot off the floppy, then it can mount the IDE
>drives normally? IIRC, you can then remove the kernel floppy, and use it
Heh, but if you remove the floppy, then you had better be sure that
you're present anytime it needs a reboot ;-)
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