I am running Gentoo quite smoothly on a DEC AlphaServer 1000A, which is also
EV5. In fact, this machine has been serving successfully and reliably as our
server at my local organization.
All the best,
On Monday 23 August 2004 18:32, Paul Baughman wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm new to this list. I searched the archives but couldn't find an answer,
> so I'm throwing this out to y'all.
> Does gentoo now, or are there plans to make this, install and run on a DEC
> AlphaServer 2100A? I've been told this is an EV5 architecture, but since
> I'm not an expert this could be wrong.
> I snagged two of these machines and I'd like to get a *nix distro running.
> If the bottleneck is lack of a machine I am quite willing to do the
> testing, but I can't get the alpha port to boot up at all, so experts
> elsewhere are needed.
> If this isn't a likely development, does anyone know of an alternative? I
> have yet to find one that claims this as a supported architecture. I've
> looked at FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, RedHat, etc.
> I know HP offers RedHat 7.2-alpha but i'm having a problem. HP has a
> 'wrapper' CD that will boot the machine, but when I stick in the RH-alpha
> install CD (also downloaded from HP) it won't recognize it.
> Any suggestions appreciated.
> Paul Baughman
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