> I just bought a used Alpha 166, not sure of the model, the stamp says
> made in march of '95. Has a 340 meg SCSI HD and it boots to some
> firmware menu, I can't for the life of me figure out how to get it
> to boot off of a disk so that I can install Linux, please whatever
> help you might be able to offer is so greatly appreciated!!!!
The model number would help, but it sounds like you got a Multia/UDB
(looks like a pizza box). Model numbers on them begin with VX40, VX41,
or VX42. Since you will be running Linux on it, call it a UDB (Universal
Desktop Box). Multia refers to the box with Multia software on it -
basically NT 3.5 with some Digital networking addons.
Assuming you have a web browser available, surf over to:
where there are step-by-step instructions for loading RedHat Linux.
Should apply to any other Alpha distribution though.
Mark Gelinas Digital Equipment Corporation
Phone: +1 (603) 884-1511 Nashua, NH 03062-2642 USA
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