[rescue] New toy - AlphaServer 800

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Feb 14 00:42:26 CST 2004

On Feb 13, 2004, at 11:31 PM, Robert Rose wrote:
> 5/333 ok, so it's no SC series, but it should still be fun to play 
> with, huh?

   I used one of those (with the same proc) as my mail server for a long 
time.  Those machines are capable of amazing amounts of work.  And it's 
nice having built-in SCA drive bays.

> 2. Should I be able to boot from the DAC960?

   Yes, if it has DEC firmware.  Do a "show dev" at the ">>>" prompt and 
your DAC960-managed RAID volumes should show up there.

> 3. The first serial port appears to be MMJ, is there a way to get the 
> console to appear on a DB9 serial port so I can ditch this damn PS2 
> keyboard?

   Dunno offhand...but why not just get an MMJ cable?


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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