Subject: Re: "Multia" AXPpci machine?
To: Thomas J. Merritt <>
From: Ketil Z Malde <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/04/1996 10:47:07
>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas J Merritt <> writes:

    Thomas> DEC is supposed to have a firmware upgrade for the Multias
    Thomas> sometime soon that will allow them to run OSF/1.  When
    Thomas> that happens the odds of netbsd booting should be higher.

Ummm...I always thought OSF/1 (Digital Unix) didn't run on Multia for
political reasons rather than technical.  At least I can testify that
OSF run fine on Multia (a bit slow, though, unless you have tons of

The X server on TGA shouldn't be much of a problem, as XFree has
been ported to linux/alpha/TGA, NetBSD shouldn't be too hard?

Does NetBSD run on Turbochanneled machinery?  I thought I heard it was
dropped?  Linux (and BSD?) might run on top of Mach on Turbochannel
boxen, it'll probably take a little work, but should definitely be