Subject: Re: Samsung 164UX board
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Stefan Schumacher <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/13/2004 15:29:46
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* Jason Thorpe ( wrote:
> On Aug 13, 2004, at 3:28 AM, John Honniball wrote:

> >I have a 164LX motherboard that runs MILO and Linux (Debian).  Most
> >likely similar to the 164UX board.  Can you get a Flash memory upgrade
> >to swap the BIOS over to the other type (that I can't remember the
> >name of, but will boot Unix-like OSes)?
> The LX and UX are similar, but not the same.  There are important=20
> differences.  Note: the LX was not produced by DEC, or based on a DEC=20
> design.  I'm pretty sure DeskStation made that board.

You're right, DeskStation designed that board and all knowledge about
ARCS disappeared with them. Getting the ARCS Specs might be the only
chance to revive those boards.=20

AFAIK some Linuxguys tried to get some help from former DeskStation=20
employees, sometime ago, but they had no chance.

What about exchanging the Board? The CPU resides on a Riserboard and
could this work on a UX? They are sometimes available at eBay.
Der sittliche Wert eines Menschen beginnt erst dort, wo er bereit ist,
f=FCr seine =DCberzeugung sein Leben hinzugeben.

Generalmajor Henning von Tresckow, 21.07.1944

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