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insaneboy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject: DEC Multia Alpha Reply with quote

got this recently, the case was rough, but the motherboard is clean and it is working.... I think.

boots to firmware, tried gentoo install, goes along fine until:

"Attempting to mount media:- /dev/sr0"

and sits.

I know nothing of linux, thought having this machine would be a good place to start (also got a Sun SPARCstation 5 in unknown condition, I may try that , but need a monitor adaptor first)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Gentoo Chat to Gentoo on Alternative Architectures.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok... would this be the place to ask about sun sparcstation 5 install issues too? :)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a separate Gentoo on Sparc forum for that. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Multia is such an old slow machine, I can't imagine it being good for much. If you want an alpha to play with, find an xp900 or an xp1000. I just bought a spare xp1000 on craig's list for 100 bucks. the xp1000 is very well supported, and it's modern enough to be useful, and compile things in a reasonable time.
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