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Re: Alphastation 200 and debian

On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 11:48:57AM +0000, Stuart Krivis wrote:
> I have been running RH 5.1 on an Alphastation 4/200. I am getting kind
> of tired of the hassle of maintaining a system with rpm....
> So, I ordered debian 2.02 from lsl.com on CD. I want to install it
> with the minimum trouble. Can anyone point me toward some resources so
> I can start figuring it out before the CD arrives?

I'm not aware that the alpha version has been shipped on CD.  I think,
I'll even go out on a limb, it definitely has not.

If you have decent access to the net, you can download just the
install stuff from one of the mirrors and then do an ftp install.
Start by looking in the file README.mirrors.txt on a debian mirror,


You can then find the alpha stuff from a site that carries it.  I
think CDROM.com does.


This directory usually contains versions of the setup and base install
stuff with a README.

The trickiest part usually is getting the thing to boot from poweron.
I don't know your specific hardware, so I cannot recommend the
preferred method.  I like SRM because it is much faster than ARC on my


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