Subject: Re: NetBSD/Alpha
To: Michael G. Schabert <>
From: Dan McMahill <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/24/1998 20:22:37
In message <v03102801b18e6fa48b8b@[]>, "Michael G. Schabert" writes:
>>"Michael G. Schabert" writes:
>>>     <NOTE: This is being sent to both
>>> as well as>
>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.

I don't believe that Mac and DEC disklabels are the same.  Ie, I don't
think you can use your mac and the installer to write stuff to a drive
and then have the alpha read it.  I could be wrong, but I believe this
to be the case.