You have a veteran machine which need lot of attention and patience.
Before you start-off: Try-Error-Correct is what you must like in the
This machine has speed which is comparable with say Intel P75.
Do not expect X-windows to run more than 640x480.
It runs nice and hot.
Does it start anyway, with srm or arc console? Go for arc first if
Is the Lithium battery CR2450 OK?
Can you attach to a network and have a PC with cdrom. Then try ftp
> Hi there,
> I need some help with the installation of Linux on an Alpha machine. (Yes,
> i'm kinda newbie....)
> A friend gave me a Digital multia Alpha VX40b and i want to do something
> with it, but i don't know where to start.
> I think there's no OS installed and i want to get Linux on it. (I just
> d/l-ed the Redhat 7.1 (Alpha) iso's)
> The machine doesn't have a cd-rom drive, but it has a fdd, network adapter &
> a hd....
> Can anybody help me?
> Thanks a lot!
> Auke Schrijnen