Subject: Re: SCSI & SRM
To: Dave McGuire <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/27/2003 14:29:40
On Sun, Jul 27, 2003 at 02:11:19PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Sunday, July 27, 2003, at 01:48 PM, Sean Davis wrote:
> >I have considered other boot options, but the best one I've been able 
> >to
> >come up with is klunky:
> >
> >burn a bootloader/kernel onto a cd, leave the scsi cd-rom on one of the
> >qla1020s, and have it know that root is on a drive connected to ahc0 
> >(this
> >will only give me ultra/wide, not ultra2, but its better than 
> >fast/wide)
>   I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit this, but I'm using a similar 
> scheme on a PC164-based machine.  I load my kernel from a cheapie IDE 
> disk, and it mounts its filesystems (even /) and swap space from a big, 
> fast SCSI disk connected to a QLA-1080.

A friend suggested that I do that too, and I would, if it weren't for the
fact that the AlphaStation 600 lacks any IDE controllers. I have plenty of
IDE drives lying around, but no IDE controllers, except for some ISA ide
controller, which I'm not even sure the location of anymore.


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