Subject: Re: RAM and drive for Multia?
To: Rumi Szabolcs" , "Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: GNUOrder <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 02/27/2002 11:10:28
Yes, the Multia  needs True Parity, much PC ram fakes the parity, but I'm=
sure about EDO.  I know FPM works.  Also there is a bracket for a 3.5" dr=
that fits in the PCI card area.  Also it wont boot unless the battery is=20
fresh.  I have a question about them though.  Does anyone know if there i=
s a=20
backup image of the BIOS on board incase of a bad flash?=20

On Tuesday 12 February 2002 20:25, Rumi Szabolcs wrote:
> On 2002.02.12 at 16:21 Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> >I found several Multias for sale without memory and drives.
> >
> >I was told that they need parity RAM and some sort of proprietary SCSI
> >drive.
> >
> >What are some good links that indicate what part numbers or what type =
> >RAM and SCSI drives it supports?
> >
> >Any suggestions on where to buy RAM and a drive?
> >
> >I'd like to try NetBSD on a Alpha ...
> Hello,
> it needs normal 36bit True Parity SIMMs (FPM or EDO).
> if you are lucky you get one with the SCSI riser and a piece
> of metal you can build a fully normal 3.5" half height (1")
> SCSI-2 (50 pin) drive into it over the TGA part of the mobo,
> in place of the PCI card.
> if you are not so lucky you can still install a 2.5" IDE
> laptop drive and have NetBSD root fs on it, but you will
> need to boot from a floppy (for this your Multia needs to
> have that thin laptop floppy drive Multias used to have)
> Regards,
> Szabolcs Rumi