[rescue] DEC AlphaServer 4100 5/300 Questions

Patrick Finnegan pat at purdueriots.com
Sat Dec 20 18:08:56 CST 2003

On Saturday 13 December 2003 15:17, Martin Marshall wrote:
> Hello all:
> I just rescued an AlphaServer 4100 5/300 with 2 = CPUs and 512 MB
> RAM.  The drive in the StorageWorks shelf has been pulled.  Now I
> have a few questions:
> Does this use a special keyboard?  With a standard ps/2 keyboard, the
> "y" and "z" keys are swapped when at the SRM console.  Also, other
> keys do not display properly.

It sounds like you have a different language selected in SRM.  Try doing 
a "SET LANG 1" at an SRM prompt (if you can find the right keys : ).

> I would like to run a version of DEC/Compaq Unix.  Will this box run
> Tru64 UNIX Version 5.1B-1 or 5.1, both of which appear to be
> available as "Non-Commercial Tru64 UNIX Technology Enthusiast
> package" from HP?
> http://h30097.www3.hp.com/noncommercial-unix/buy.htm

I don't see why they wouldn't, but I'm no expert.  Anyone else know?

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Information Technology at Purdue
Research Computing and Storage

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