Installing Debian GNU/Linux on Alpha CPUs

“This article describes how to have fun and impress your friends by obtaining old Alpha workstations and installing Debian GNU/Linux on them. I’ll be installing “potato” (2.2.R3) on my AlphaStation 250. This is a 1995-vintage workstation with an Alpha CPU. It’s the main application/DNS/NFS/DHCP server on my home network, and is presently my favorite machine. I had been running RedHat on it, but after seeing “apt-get dist-upgrade” run for the first time earlier this year, I’ve been upgrading all my boxes to Debian.” Read the rest of the article at DebianPlanet.


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