[rescue] AS4100a questions (and problems booting Debian)

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 20 18:08:27 CST 2003

--- "Peter D. Porter" <peter at brightavenue.com> wrote:
> I just picked up an AlphaServer 4100a, no disks or media.  I have no

> Also, out of curiosity, what is this system comparable to in
> sun/sgi/intel land.  I believe the specs are (roughly):
> 4 x 5/533 (4MB) processors
> 4G ram (I think this is the maximum for this machine; odd
> proprietary memory.  what kind of memory is it?)

Sounds *very* ballsy - four 500 MHz CPUs? 4 Gigs of RAM? Those are some
great specs...

> Would it be worth, at some later point, trying to run Tru64?  Is it
> hard to come by?

I believe there is a hobbiest license available for Tru64, so I suspect
it would run Just Fine... ;^)


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