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Re: Alpha Wiki
From: Oliver Falk (oliverlinux-kernel.at)
Date: Mon Dec 18 2006 - 03:54:09 CST
On 12/18/2006 10:48 AM, Mike Barnes wrote:
> On 18/12/2006, at 7:47 PM, Oliver Falk wrote:
>> You could send me the memory from your DS10. I have a DS10 around
>> without memory and cannot even switch it one; I could but wouldn't
>> this be very senseless? But at least my AS1000A is still running (a
>> mix of AlphaCore and recompiled FC/FE development rpms) - I'm
>> wondering this beast will never die I expect. :-)
> Actually, I think I have a big bag of miscellaneous DS10 memory around
> here somewhere. Some of it is probably bad, but I'm sure there's some
> that's working. It'd get a machine booted, at the very least.
> I'll see what I can find in my boxes of junk. I'll let you know.
Oh Mike, that would be great!!!
>> I'm wondering if anyone is going to publish some Windows NT 3.51 page
>> :-) I don't expect there's still some machine running it!?
> I was going to put up at least the NT4 page myself. I actually installed
> it on my old AS200 a couple of years ago, for the fun of it. The Windows
> 2000 beta that was around for Alpha probably rates a mention too. I
> remember some discussion of it on the net somewhere. I'll go looking
> again before long.
Duh? There was a W2K Beta for Alpha and NT4 as well. Didn't know.
However, I would never install it. :-)
> I've only ever had the installation CD for NT4, although I did actually
> administer a couple of NT 3.51 Alpha domain controllers many years ago
> (1996, maybe?). It was actually the first time I ever touched an Alpha
> system. I remember I screwed them up totally at one point, because I did
> the upgrade to NT4 without updating the console firmware to the required
> version first. Ah, memories ...
And then you switched to Linux on those Alphas? :-P
When I got my AS100A, it was installed with NT 3.51; Killed it as soon
as I downloaded and burned RHL (6.2 I believe) CDs. I used to use it as
workstation for some time... Now it's only for playing around...
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