Subject: RE: RAM and drive for Multia?
To: 'Jeremy C. Reed' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
Date: 02/19/2002 10:25:18
> From: Jeremy C. Reed
> On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> > And here is a basic rundown on how I created a bootfloppy.
> > http://pages.cthome.net/squeege/multia/
> > It's from the 1.5 version, but the process is the same.
> > I'm sure you've seen the FAQ here...
> > http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/alpha/multiafaq.html
> > And some other links I have...
> > http://pages.cthome.net/squeege/multiainfo/index2.html
> Thanks for your links. I am unable to get to pages.cthome.net but I'll try
> again later. I already looked at the multiafaq and the NetBSD/alpha faq.
-- Really? That's odd... Man I can't wait until I get my DSL back into
the new house. Then I can serve all that from there...
> > Let me know if you have any other questions about the hardware...
> I am guessing that a standard (on i386) ps/2 keyboard and possibly my
> newer video monitors may work with it. But it doesn't matter, because I
> can just use serial. (I've never used a keyboard or monitor with my HP 710
> "apollo" or Sun SparcStation either.)
-- Yeah, any PC keyboard will work, and any monitor too. Serial console
works for the SRM prompt, and I tried to get it to work for NetBSD too back
in 1.5, but had to give up before I could finish. I'd like to give another
> I was told that the Multias may have onboard memory, but I can't find any
> reference to it.
-- Well there's the cache memory, and the memory that holds the
firmware. But that's it, IIRC. You have to add the RAM for the OS.
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