Subject: Re: Support for alphaserver 2100?
To: CHOI Junho <>
From: Murray Armfield <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/07/2002 12:00:39
=09I got it going on -current as of yesterday. Boots, goes multiuser and =
OK but I haven't pushed it hard. However, if I run more than one processo=
r it=20
panics constantly. I just mailed tech-smp on this if your interested.

=09Initially I was being stupid and trying to boot from graphics console.=
switched to serial console as per FreeBSD doco and it booted fine. Have y=
tried this?

BTW, there seems to be a lot more doco on this machine at FreeBSD than Ne=
How about a link or something?

Take care,

On Fri, 7 Jun 2002 11:37, you wrote:
> Hi,
> You have exactly same problem with me. I have AS2100 4/200. Until now,
> there is no reasonable solution for this symptom.
> Most important reason that I try NetBSD/alpha is support of my EISA
> Mylex RAID. I have only disks connected to EISA Mylex, and NetBSD
> supports it. If you have bootable disks in other devices(NCR, etc.),
> try FreeBSD/alpha. I succeed to boot and see sysinstall, but I can't
> go further because FreeBSD/alpha doesn't supports EISA Mylex driver.
> From: Murray Armfield <>
> Subject: Support for alphaserver 2100?
> Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 23:09:57 +1000
> > Hi Folks,
> > =09I've been searching through the NetBSD mail archives and found som=
> > references to some work done on getting the alphaserver 2100 going fr=
om a
> > while back. The box is a 4/275 and I've tried the 20020512-1.5ZC snap=
> > in the arch/alpha area on the ftp server and the boot floppies in the
> > jensen-sable-lynx area in arch/alpha, but it doesn't get any further =
> > loading floppies and saying...
> > =09Entering NetBSD at 0xblahblahblah....
> > =09[ netbsd ELF symbol table not valid ]
> > =09[ no symbol table formats found ]
> > and then just sits there, humming away.
> >
> > =09Am I missing something here in the way I boot the box?
> > =09Is there any interest in supporting this machine? If so I'd be hap=
py to
> > try things out for anyone.
> >
> > Please CC me as I haven't signed up for the post-alpha mailing list.
> >
> > Take care,
> > Murray Armfield

Murray Armfield
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