"proto" Alpha? - Anyone know what this thing is?
doc at mdrconsult.com
Thu Apr 27 16:07:21 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."
Well, be that as it may, I've installed and run VMS v7.2 on my 164LX.
You need recent SMS, supported SCSI (or a QLogic 1040) and a supported
I've never run NT on mine. Linux does pretty well; NetBSD and
FreeBSD run better.
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