Subject: Re: Help identify this Alpha (for NetBSD install)
To: B. James Phillippe <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/04/2001 18:34:28
On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 05:43:48PM -0700, B. James Phillippe wrote:

 > Alpha on which I also plan to install NetBSD.  It's currently running NT4
 > and has (obviously) the ARC console.  My first step is to install the
 > latest version of SRM for this thing, but I need to know which firmware to
 > use first.

Does AlphaBIOS shed any light as to the name of the system?

 > Here are some observations:
 > 	o 21164 processor, probably an "A", at 500Mhz
 > 	o 1 DEC 21172-CA chip
 > 	o 7 DEC 21172-BA chips
 > 	o 1 Intel S823782B chip (ISA bridge?)
 > 	o 1 CMD0646 chip (PCI IDE?)
 > 	o 2 64bit PCI slots
 > 	o 2 32bit PCI slots
 > 	o 2 ISA slots
 > 	o 8 SIMM slots
 > 	o Onboard IDE (2 channels)
 > 	o Onboard DB9 serial, parallel and PS/2 kbd/mouse
 > 	o No onboard SCSI or ethernet

This sounds a lot like an AlphaPC 164LX.  Possibly an AlphaPC 164 (no LX).
Definitely not an EB164 -- those didn't have PCI IDE.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>