[rescue] Compaq ES40

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 12:31:37 CDT 2008

Lionel Peterson wrote:
> Today I went to the Princeton University Surplus Sale and picked up an 
> ES40 Alphaserver for a good price.
> It is complete, with 3 Fibre cards, a SCSI card, and a second Ethernet 
> card, along with dual 9 gig SCSI drives and a CD-ROM drive...
> Aside from Linux, what are my OS choices? I'd prefer free/media cost 
> solutions...
> The system powers up, tests 4 CPUs (does that mean it has 4 CPUs?), 
> tests PCI and memory, then displays the SRM release.
> It is in a rolling cabinet, about the size of an Sun E450...
> Tips/pointers appreciated,

NetBSD might run on this box.  I've heard it either way.  Give it a try.

Peace...  Sridhar

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