Subject: Re: How to install NetBSD on XP1000?
To: Aleksandar Janicijevic <>
From: Anders Hogrelius <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/30/2005 01:03:18
Hi Aleksandar,

First of all, you need to change the firmware in your alpha to SRM or
change the setting to SRM if it has Alphabios. I don't have any experience
with the XP1000 so I can't be more specific. Perhaps someone else on the
list can provide more info. Once you've done that, you should be able to
boot the CD directly without any boot floppies.


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On Thu, 29 Dec 2005, Aleksandar Janicijevic wrote:

> Hello,
> I recently got a Compaq XP1000 machine quite
> unexpectedly. I have experience with Linux, but none
> with NetBSD, and I would like to install it (NetBSD)
> on my Alpha, but don't know how. I downloaded ISO
> image of the OS and images of three boot floppies, but
> have no idea what to do next. When I enter BIOS setup
> and try to set it so it boots from floppy, it requires
> from me the following:
> Boot File:
> OS Path:
> OS Options:
> By the way, the machine currently boots NT 4.0 (for
> which I don't have the admin password), but it will go
> as soon as I learn how. Any help or hint would be
> greatly appreciated. Thanks.
> Aleksandar Janicijevic
> Toronto, Canada