On Fri, 24 Nov 2000, Christopher C. Chimelis wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Nov 2000, Iso-H wrote:
> > XP1000 has AlphaBIOS. I studied milo-2.2.17, but I didn't find
> > suitable palcode-subdirectory for XP1000/tsunami chipset.
> Ah, ok...forgot that the XP was designed around the end of the "Windows
> support Alpha" era.
> > First I just tried Miata's MILO and it hangs; then
> > I realized that Miata's MILO just won't work with XP1000.
> > I think it is because different chipset or is it?!
> The chipsets are definitely different (the machines are even in different
> families: Miata vs. Tsunami). In fact, the XP1000 is more like a DP264
> than anything else.
> I'll poke around for a MILO that's tailoured towards that system, but I
> don't recall seeing one in the past. How stuck are you on
> AlphaBIOS? IIRC, you can use SRM on those systems as well.
Yes, I can, but my original problem was Adaptec 2940 which
won't be initialized correctly under SRM. Adaptec just
uses default values for SCSI-bus; 10MHz/async is even worse
than old narrow SCSI. I think that when AlphaBIOS is used
then Adaptec's BIOS is also initialized to correct values.
btw. I am using XP1000's onboard QLogic for system disk
so there is no problem with booting under SRM, but I
planned to use few spare Adaptec's for software RAID to
speed up my DB-applications; obviously that "speed" is
not so speedy after all.
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