Subject: Re: NetBSD/Alpha
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael G. Schabert <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/24/1998 19:49:49
>"Michael G. Schabert" writes:
>>     <NOTE: This is being sent to both
>> as well as>
>You are sending a message about a sparc to the m68k list and the alpha
>> I recently obtained a SparcStation with no software (actually, no hard
>> drive) to play with. I wish to put NetBSD/Alpha onto it,
>What would make you think that a Sparc could run code intended for an
>Alpha, any more than it could run code intended for a 68040?

Oops, I have Sun on the brain...I have an AlphaStation 200. I dunno why I
said SparcStation, other than I'm a lot more familiar with them from
college than the DECs. Please do global search/replace & switch any
SparcStations into AlphaStations ;-).

As for running 68k code, I wasn't trying to use 68k code. I downloaded the
NetBSD/Alpha binary set USING my Mac68k machine (in MacOS), and used SoftPC
to create the boot floppy that I tried, and used the Mac68k installer to
try to install the Alpha binary snapshot onto the Hard Drive that I
attached to the AlphaStation.

Sorry for the confusion,

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