Alpha firmware

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by vern, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    I'm playing around with an Alpha system and get NetBSD loaded. I need to replace the firmware with a firmware from ...

    http://ftp.digital.com/pub/DEC/Alpha/firmware/

    ... my question is ... how do I find out what type of system I have?
     
  2. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Ever look at aida32 now knows as everest home edition?
     
  3. Weasel

    Weasel Define 'Cynical'

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    I just hopped on google and searched for images, part numbers, etc and finally found out what the little mystery box was.
     
  4. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    I don't understand what you just said. What I did understand was Aida32 ... which doesn't run on Alpha. Alpha being the platform ... NOT x86.

    That doesn't really give me much information.
     
  5. Weasel

    Weasel Define 'Cynical'

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    :laugh: I know, sorry. It's all I could think of and it's how I figured out what my alpha is.
     
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    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Anything particular you looked at?
     
  7. Weasel

    Weasel Define 'Cynical'

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    I figured out what it was by typing the PCB number of the motherboard in to google and it came up with a few things off of mailing lists about alphalinux or something. How fast is it? It might be a Multia like mine... I've got some pics right here. The PCB number was right under those two big chips closest to the camera on the right side.
     
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    500 MHz with 128MB of RAM. I can't get my hands on it again until Monday so I'll have to get back to this after the weekend.