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Date:      Mon, 1 May 2000 09:37:31 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Joe Royce <>
To:        Bert Bruins <>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: AXPpci33
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000201bfb36d$f9695420$99deaa82@bert>

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On Mon, 1 May 2000, Bert Bruins wrote:

> I have a AXPpci33 ALpha motherbord with scsi cdrom and a IDE hd.
> The SRM console is running on it. When i boot from floppy BSD 2.5 at a point there is a prompt for
> choosing a hardisk. I don't see any suggestions and i have to cancel installation.
> When i use 'show device' in srm there isn't a harddrive.
> Before that i used ARC console and the hardisk was available then.
> Q1: Is it possible to install bsd with the srm console in this configuration?
> Q2: Do i have to go back to ARc and how to perform that?
> Thank you
> Bert Bruins

First, FreeBSD 2.5 does not run on the Alpha. You will need to get 3.3 or
higher. Second, FreeBSD uses SRM to boot but the SRM for your model does
not support booting from IDE. So basically, your choices are to get a SCSI
hard disk to boot from or set it up to boot from floppy. Good luck.


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