Sorry, but I don't knw where else to ask

Sorry, but I don't knw where else to ask

Post by Dwight K Solomo » Sat, 21 Jun 2003 05:21:14



I am willing to accept the flames, but try to be nice  :-)

I am in legal possession of a Digital (Dec) Alpha Server 2100a 5/300LP

It has 2 processor boards and 128mb of Ram

Floppy, CD Rom, Hard disk, etc

Seems to be operational with very little operating system installed.
Goes through some kind of boot sequence, halts if the halt button is
toggled, executes commands as listed in the "help" list, but don't know
how to do anything more.

Is it worth anything?  Or Should I turn the power supply into an
arc-welder?  The fan might be good for a small hovercraft.

Where should I post it?

Thanks


 
 
 

Sorry, but I don't knw where else to ask

Post by jon_norst » Sat, 21 Jun 2003 23:53:37


Hey, Dwight!

The AS 2100 is by no means obsolete.  In fact it is easily worth $200
on the open market.  From your description it sounds like you are
getting into the SRM console -  look for the 3-chevrons command
prompt.

The AS 2100 will run Linux, Tru64 Unix or NT (but only if you also
have the AlphaBios - test by invoking the "arc" command at the SRM
prompt.)

If your machine has a raid controller, usually it will be a DEC
version of the Mylex DAC 960 XX, it would make a nice samba server.
Parts are cheap on eBay.

good luck

jn


> I am willing to accept the flames, but try to be nice  :-)

> I am in legal possession of a Digital (Dec) Alpha Server 2100a 5/300LP

> It has 2 processor boards and 128mb of Ram

> Floppy, CD Rom, Hard disk, etc

> Seems to be operational with very little operating system installed.
> Goes through some kind of boot sequence, halts if the halt button is
> toggled, executes commands as listed in the "help" list, but don't know
> how to do anything more.

> Is it worth anything?  Or Should I turn the power supply into an
> arc-welder?  The fan might be good for a small hovercraft.

> Where should I post it?

> Thanks




 
 
 

Sorry, but I don't knw where else to ask

Post by Dwight K Solomo » Fri, 20 Jun 2003 23:21:00


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I am willing to accept the flames, but try to be nice  :-)

I am in legal possession of a Digital (Dec) Alpha Server 2100a 5/300LP

It has 2 processor boards and 128mb of Ram

Floppy, CD Rom, Hard disk, etc

Seems to be operational with very little operating system installed. Goes
through some kind of boot sequence, halts if the halt button is toggled,
executes commands as listed in the "help" list, but don't know how to do
anything more.

Is it worth anything?  Or Should I turn the power supply into an arc-welder?  
The fan might be good for a small hovercraft.

Where should I post it?

Thanks


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Post by jon_norsto » Sat, 21 Jun 2003 16:53:00


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Hey, Dwight!

The AS 2100 is by no means obsolete.  In fact it is easily worth $200 on the
open market.  From your description it sounds like you are getting into the
SRM console -  look for the 3-chevrons command prompt.

The AS 2100 will run Linux, Tru64 Unix or NT (but only if you also have the
AlphaBios - test by invoking the "arc" command at the SRM prompt.)

If your machine has a raid controller, usually it will be a DEC version of
the Mylex DAC 960 XX, it would make a nice samba server. Parts are cheap on
eBay.

good luck

jn



> I am willing to accept the flames, but try to be nice  :-)

> I am in legal possession of a Digital (Dec) Alpha Server 2100a 5/300LP

> It has 2 processor boards and 128mb of Ram

> Floppy, CD Rom, Hard disk, etc

> Seems to be operational with very little operating system installed.
> Goes through some kind of boot sequence, halts if the halt button is
> toggled, executes commands as listed in the "help" list, but don't know
> how to do anything more.

> Is it worth anything?  Or Should I turn the power supply into an
> arc-welder?  The fan might be good for a small hovercraft.

> Where should I post it?

> Thanks



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Post by Dwight K Solomo » Fri, 20 Jun 2003 23:21:00


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I am willing to accept the flames, but try to be nice  :-)

I am in legal possession of a Digital (Dec) Alpha Server 2100a 5/300LP

It has 2 processor boards and 128mb of Ram

Floppy, CD Rom, Hard disk, etc

Seems to be operational with very little operating system installed. Goes
through some kind of boot sequence, halts if the halt button is toggled,
executes commands as listed in the "help" list, but don't know how to do
anything more.

Is it worth anything?  Or Should I turn the power supply into an arc-welder?
The fan might be good for a small hovercraft.

Where should I post it?

Thanks


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Post by jon_norsto » Sun, 22 Jun 2003 18:31:00


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Hey, Dwight!

The AS 2100 is by no means obsolete.  In fact it is easily worth $200 on the
open market.  From your description it sounds like you are getting into the
SRM console -  look for the 3-chevrons command prompt.

The AS 2100 will run Linux, Tru64 Unix or NT (but only if you also have the
AlphaBios - test by invoking the "arc" command at the SRM prompt.)

If your machine has a raid controller, usually it will be a DEC version of
the Mylex DAC 960 XX, it would make a nice samba server. Parts are cheap on
eBay.

good luck

jn



> I am willing to accept the flames, but try to be nice  :-)

> I am in legal possession of a Digital (Dec) Alpha Server 2100a 5/300LP

> It has 2 processor boards and 128mb of Ram

> Floppy, CD Rom, Hard disk, etc

> Seems to be operational with very little operating system installed.
> Goes through some kind of boot sequence, halts if the halt button is
> toggled, executes commands as listed in the "help" list, but don't know
> how to do anything more.

> Is it worth anything?  Or Should I turn the power supply into an
> arc-welder?  The fan might be good for a small hovercraft.

> Where should I post it?

> Thanks



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Post by George Corneli » Thu, 03 Jul 2003 14:13:16



Quote:

> I am willing to accept the flames, but try to be nice  :-)

> I am in legal possession of a Digital (Dec) Alpha Server 2100a 5/300LP

> It has 2 processor boards and 128mb of Ram

> Floppy, CD Rom, Hard disk, etc

> Seems to be operational with very little operating system installed. Goes
> through some kind of boot sequence, halts if the halt button is toggled,
> executes commands as listed in the "help" list, but don't know how to do
> anything more.

> Is it worth anything?  Or Should I turn the power supply into an arc-welder?
> The fan might be good for a small hovercraft.

My understanding is that Linux runs on the 2100 but not the 2100A.

You can of course get VMS (or Tru64 Unix?) for free under a hobbyist
license.

I don't know whether any of the BSD's support it.

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