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From: Justin Malcolm (Justin.MalcolmCreo.com)
Date: Tue Feb 26 2002 - 11:50:39 CST
Is Mandrake 8.1 available for Alpha? The latest I could find was 7.1.
Where would I get recent Mandrake ISOs?
From: James Fowler [mailto:santiagocox.net]
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 7:51 AM
To: Justin Malcolm
Subject: Re: No network on Noname box
You could just grab the latest Mandrake/Alpha ISOs and then upgrade when
cooker is released. 8.2 should be coming out very soon and 8.1 is a great
On Tue, 26 Feb 2002, Justin Malcolm wrote:
> I have an old 233Mhz noname alpha machine that I would like to put Linux
> It is just the motherboard and I have mounted it in a plain old PC case.
> seems to run the ARC firmware so I am using MILO.
> I installed Red Hat 7.1 fine and it runs well but the network card does
> work. There is no built in card although some of the websites I have seen
> imply that there should be.
> I tried several NICs including Intel eepro, 3Com 905c, and others that
> great with Linux on Intel. None of them work. I am trying to use DHCP
> it times out all the time. When I do an ifconfig I don't see any eth0
> I tried to recompile the kernel and compile the card support in directly.
> tried 2.4.3, 2.4.9, and 2.4.17. No luck.
> So, I tried Red Hat 7.0 and Mandrake 7.1. Both of those seem to segfault
> kernel panic early in the install.
> I notice that Mandrake Cooker seems to have the very latest stuff compiled
> for Alpha but I have no idea how to make CDs from the Cooker archive and
> not even sure how to install that distro given the disk images provided.
> don't think I can boot from CD using MILO.
> Does anybody know how I can get the network going on Red Hat or how to
> install Mandrake Cooker on this machine?
> Even a pointer in the right direction would be much appreciated.
> Justin Malcolm
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