Subject: Re: Where should I start?
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Andrew Gallatin <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/28/1997 13:57:53
Ken Hornstein writes:
 > >> I'm very interested in alpha port of NetBSD.
 > >> I've a PC164/433MHz machine on which Linux Alpha is running now.
 > >
 > >> Where can I get SRM firmware to boot NetBSD on my Alpha (PC164)?
 > >> Could someone tell me more about how to install and to boot?
 > >
 > >	The cheapest way to get the SRM console for the various Alpha
 > >motherboards is by buying the "Alpha EBSDK and Firmware Update Kit".
 > It might be even cheaper to just ftp the SRM console firmware from
 >  You don't get the SRM console manuals, though.

Yes *which* SRM console firmware would one get for the eb164?  They
don't have a distribution for the eb164 (or didn't when I last

I've heard that the AS500/AS600 firmware works on eb164s, but I don't
have an eb164, so I've not tried this myself.