Subject: Re: Any Alpha Server 2100 support in NetBSD?
To: Jeff Workman <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/05/2001 20:37:52
On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 12:06:26AM -0400, Jeff Workman wrote:
> Stoned koala bears drooled eucalyptus spit in awe as NetBSD Bob exclaimed:
> > I have a lead on an old Alpha Server 2100 crate.  I was wondering
> > if there was any usable NetBSD support for this particular machine?
> > It looks like it might make a fair home server, assuming it can be
> > raised from the dead.
> <AOL>Me too!</AOL>
> I just picked up an AlphaServer 2100 4/233 and I am wanting to run NetBSD 
> on it.  I can get it to get halfway through the install floppies, but then 
> the kernel says there's no support compiled for the CPU.  So, I went over 
> to another one of my alphas and tried to compile a kernel with appropriate 
> support, and 'make depend' barfed when it couldn't find pci_2100_a500.c. 
> This is with NetBSD 5.1-release.  I see that in the 'current' tree this 
> file exists.  Are these machines usable with NetBSD now?  If so, can I just 
> copy the pci_2100_a500.c and pci_2100_a500.h files from 'current' into my 
> 'release' source tree and built a usable kernel to install and boot?

no this won't work I think. But maybe you can try a -current snapshot ?

Manuel Bouyer <>