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Date:      Thu, 13 Jun 2002 06:27:58 -0400
From:      Roberto de Iriarte <>
To:        freebsd-alpha@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: AlphaServer 2100A Booting from Mini FreeBSD 4.5 ISO
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <000001c212c9$b5e33cd0$0201a8c0@cartman>	<> <>

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Andrew Gallatin wrote:

>(Please wrap your text at 72 columns)
>ANTOINE Pierre writes:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Some banking company gave an AlphaServer 2100A to my school, and the 
> > sysadmin ask me
> > to install a free OS on it. Debian can't boot. I've try Mini-Freebsd 4.5 
> > ISO booting CD
> > from the SRM. The loader go fine to a shell ("press enter to boot or a 
> > key to shell")
> > but without changing anything, the boot freeze with an error message 
> > about identification
> > after that.
>A 2100A should work fine, assuming all the hardware in the box is
>supported.  Can you please describe the hardware more fully
>(transcribe the output of the command "show dev" at the SRM console
>prompt >>>).
I can confirm that 2100A's work fine under 4.5 as long as the rest
of the system is supported (i'm typing this on one)


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