"proto" Alpha? - Anyone know what this thing is?
witchy at binarydinosaurs.co.uk
Thu Apr 27 10:08:31 CDT 2006
>From what I remember the LX164 was supposed to be a screamin' NT
workstation for CAD style apps.
>From the OpenVMS FAQ:
" OpenVMS Alpha is not supported on the AlphaPC 164LX and
164SX series, though there are folks that have gotten
certain of the LX series to load SRM and bootstrap
OpenVMS. (The Aspen Durango II variant, specifically.)
One problem has been generally reported: ATA (IDE)
bootstraps will fail; SCSI storage and a SCSI CD-ROM
device is required."
For SCSI cards I'd go for either the KZPAA-AA (8-bit narrow) or KZPBA-CA
I'm sure there'll be more info along soon :o)
On Thu, April 27, 2006 3:41 pm, Dave Dunfield said:
> There are three bar-coded stickers visible on the top of the board (I
> taken the board out to look on the bottom yet).
> Two are on yellow backgrounds, and are located up near the power-supply:
> 54-25002-01 B03
> The remaining one is at the bottom, near the back of the ISA slots:
> When powered up, the system reads:
> (First a graphicsl screen appears showing a drawing of a PC with
> the logo "Alpha Powered")
> Then, a "windowey" set of screens which read:
> AlphaBIOS 5.60-3
> AlphaPC 164LX
> Processor: Digital ALPHA 21164, 466Mhz
> This is visible while it tests the memory (256M), and then it
> goes to a menu from which I can go into various configuration
> Can anyone tell me more information about this system.
> The is evidence of SCSI, as there is a SCSI CD-drive, and
> some of the configuration options reference SCSI, however
> there is no SCSI controller - what type of controller do I need
> for it?
> dave06a (at) Dave Dunfield
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