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SubjectRe: 2.2.0 wishlist

On Mon, 17 Jun 1996 10:20:42 +0200 (MET DST), Michael Neuffer
<> said:

> Did you ever try to boot off a PCI SCSI controller with a BIOS/firmware
> for i86 in a MIPS or Alpha machine ?

Yes. Works fine.

> That works only with very few controllers/motherboard combinations.

Actually, the AlphaPCs have got i386 code emulation in software in the
BIOS for exactly this reason. SCSI cards, ethernet cards, S3 video
adapters... all manner of intel/PCI devices are in use on AlphaPCs
with no problems at all.

Stephen Tweedie <>
Department of Computer Science, Edinburgh University, Scotland.

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