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by bifo
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Resizing AdvFS partitions on Tru64
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Resizing AdvFS partitions on Tru64

I need to delve into the shell to find the actual tools. for system stuff always and on every os. and even if the gui stuff would support what you wanna do, the terminal always is the prefered way. Of course, unfortunately the sysadmin book only gives a glancing look at the CDE administrative tools...
by bifo
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Resizing AdvFS partitions on Tru64
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Resizing AdvFS partitions on Tru64

AdvFS uses "domains", which are made up of multiple partitions. I don't have time to read the docs but it should be possible to create additional partitions and add them to the existing domain to increase the available space. Right, and there should be plenty of free space left, but the t...
by bifo
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Resizing AdvFS partitions on Tru64
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Resizing AdvFS partitions on Tru64

I have a Tru64 5.1 install on a 120GB drive set up using AdvFS, unfortunately when installing it the Tru64 partitioning tool attempted to force the filesystem to fit a 4.3gb drive. I forced it to take on most of the apparently randomly partitioned-but-ignored space as a combined /usr and /var partit...
by bifo
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Alphaserver DS15
Replies: 26
Views: 2517

Re: Alphaserver DS15

Haha congrats on getting it working but doesnt the 5430 have 1GB onboard ram? i.e. your graphics card has as much ram as the computer that's using it I've gotten my DS10L running with 1.5GB ram, but I have to have the lid up due to the low profile case not providing enough space to have ram directl...
by bifo
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Alphaserver DS15
Replies: 26
Views: 2517

Re: Alphaserver DS15

Haha congrats on getting it working but doesnt the 5430 have 1GB onboard ram? i.e. your graphics card has as much ram as the computer that's using it I've gotten my DS10L running with 1.5GB ram, but I have to have the lid up due to the low profile case not providing enough space to have ram directly...
by bifo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: PowerPC Macs - Are They Still Useful?
Replies: 69
Views: 2465

Re: PowerPC Macs - Are They Still Useful?

iBook G3 800mhz makes probably the most powerful and compact OS 9 machine out there. I keep one around for running classic programs, since they're all abandonware now and that includes a lot of games and media apps that work perfectly well. Same reason i keep an old dell c600 around to run win98.
by bifo
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 122
Views: 8779

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

It appears that both are stacked, including the one labeled 20-01ESA-08. They're otherwise identical aside from the labels. As I said, they're refurbished and seem to be a matched set of pulls labeled by HP as Refurbished, entirely possible they're mislabeled.
by bifo
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 122
Views: 8779

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

The 20-00DSA-08 sticks are the full 512MB each, the system now has 1024MB ram. If anyone needs to pick up a set of 512MB for a DS10 compatible alphaserver, shoot me a PM and we can work something out, since I now have a matched pair and a third 256MB stick that I don't need. Just to be sure: Did yo...
by bifo
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 122
Views: 8779

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

The 20-00DSA-08 sticks are the full 512MB each, the system now has 1024MB ram. If anyone needs to pick up a set of 512MB for a DS10 compatible alphaserver, shoot me a PM and we can work something out, since I now have a matched pair and a third 256MB stick that I don't need.
by bifo
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 122
Views: 8779

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

[...] There's also a parts list at IslandComputers for AlphaServer ES40s and there it lists both 20-00ESA-08 and 20-01ESA-08 as stacked or mono 512 MiB DIMMs respectively. As it later also lists "Memory Options" (with 1 GiB and 2 GiB capacity, i.e. more than any singular DIMM available fo...
by bifo
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 122
Views: 8779

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

They are 512MB each, a set of 4 (a "memory option") is 2GB. You can verify this yourself by reading the part number of the SDRAM chips and converting Mbits to bytes. I just image searched so who knows how accurate the images are, but one result showed a DIMM with 18 Samsung K4S560432D-TC7...
by bifo
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 122
Views: 8779

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

Your decision, of course. :) But if you ever try to diagnose this again, it would be interesting to know what you found out then. I finally got around to having another go at it and realized both why the system was sent with the wrong memory and why it wouldn't boot with the new ram: The idiots who...
by bifo
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 122
Views: 8779

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

[...] It's been retired because I picked up an Alphaserver DS10L, EV67 617mhz/512mb ram model, slight damage to the front plastic. I've also put in a Radeon 7500, which works quite well and also makes it think it's an XP900 workstation. Two IDE harddrives contain VMS 8.4 and NetBSD, but NetBSD is a...
by bifo
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 122
Views: 8779

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hihEhsdwiIk I've got a DEC 3000/400 in rather ugly condition (with, it must be said, a partially torn off EVIDENCE sticker on the front for good measure). Only 64mb ram but it runs VMS 8.4 and OpenBSD 6 like a champ so long as you dont try to use X. If anyone needs a ...
by bifo
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Alphaserver DS15
Replies: 26
Views: 2517

Re: Alphaserver DS15

I just picked up a DS10L about a month ago and after some trial and error with various IDE optical drives [...] Nice little machine! What CPU do you have? Hey, did you already know this article ( PDF ) about its creation/development? Makes a nice story. :) Its the EV67 617mhz, the seller didn't des...

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