Subject: Re: DEc Alpha Network install
To: None <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/08/2002 18:39:54
On Tuesday, October 8, 2002, at 05:28 PM, uriel ash wrote:
> I have a DEC Alpha 2100A and I'm trying to install NetBSD 1.6.
> I am getting a
> panic vga_common_setup
> can't map memory
> On the advice of a nice guy on this message list, I tried to get a 
> crood-over serial cable and use the console for installation (so I 
> could unplug the screen and Kbd)
> The probelm is, there is no serial port.

   No serial port on a 2100A?  They most certainly do have serial ports. 
  Look for a pair of DE9 <nitpick>(commonly, though incorrectly, called 
DB9)</nitpick> connectors on the back.  The one marked "1" will be the 


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