Yes OpenBSD 7.3 Alpha boots, and installs! And it’s incredibly slow. But it’s running!
For those impatient just download it here: OpenBSD73_Alpha_es40.7z
The root password is: password
I had es40 built this from gdwnldsKSC but I amputated the pcap based networking code. I just wanted a smooth compile. The install took over an hour, as there is ssh keys to generate, and re-ordering and re-linking involved. All of which I disabled in the above image. The root password is password.
Since people never read this, the password for root is password.
One weird thing is that OpenBSD will crash on an assert if you are using the VGA console, so a serial console is a must. After it boots, as you can see the VGA console works fine.
The games work just fine as well. I didn’t bother installing the compilers as it took forever to decompress the base file, and I figured if you wanted it, you could install it. Also since I amputated the networking, there is no X11.
For those of you who want to play with virtual Dec Alpha stuff this one is pretty simple enough.
At the P00>>> prompt type in
And in no time it’ll boot up (takes about 2-3 minutes)
And for those of you who are into these things:
OpenVMS PALcode V1.98-104, Tru64 UNIX PALcode V1.92-105 starting console on CPU 0 initialized idle PCB initializing semaphores initializing heap initial heap 240c0 memory low limit = 1b0000 heap = 240c0, 17fc0 initializing driver structures initializing idle process PID initializing file system initializing hardware initializing timer data structures lowering IPL CPU 0 speed is 1000 MHz create dead_eater create poll create timer create powerup access NVRAM Memory size 512 MB testing memory ... probe I/O subsystem probing hose 1, PCI probing hose 0, PCI probing PCI-to-ISA bridge, bus 1 bus 0, slot 1 -- pka -- NCR 53C810 bus 0, slot 2 -- vga -- Cirrus CL-GD5434 bus 0, slot 4 -- ewa -- DE500-BA Network Controller starting drivers entering idle loop initializing keyboard *** system serial number not set. use set sys_serial_num command. Partition 0, Memory base: 000000000, size: 020000000 initializing GCT/FRU at 1c8000 Initializing pka ewa Memory Testing and Configuration Status Array Size Base Address Intlv Mode --------- ---------- ---------------- ---------- 0 512Mb 0000000000000000 4-Way 512 MB of System Memory Testing the System Testing the Disks (read only) Testing the Network AlphaServer ES40 Console V7.2-1, built on Jun 9 2006 at 15:36:48 P00>>>boot dka0 (boot dka0.0.0.1.0 -flags 0) block 0 of dka0.0.0.1.0 is a valid boot block reading 15 blocks from dka0.0.0.1.0 bootstrap code read in base = 200000, image_start = 0, image_bytes = 1e00(7680) initializing HWRPB at 2000 initializing page table at 1ff56000 initializing machine state setting affinity to the primary CPU jumping to bootstrap code OpenBSD/Alpha Primary Boot VMS PAL rev: 0x4006800010162 OSF PAL rev: 0x400690002015c Switch to OSF PAL code succeeded. >> OpenBSD/alpha BOOT 2.0 boot> booting disk:/bsd: 8562592+683208 [326169+106+499752+320686]=0x9e9790 Unrecognized boot flag '0'. [ using 1147688 bytes of bsd ELF symbol table ] Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Copyright (c) 1995-2023 OpenBSD. All rights reserved. https://www.OpenBSD.org OpenBSD 7.3-current (GENERIC) #133: Wed May 3 12:45:27 MDT 2023 [email protected]:/usr/src/sys/arch/alpha/compile/GENERIC AlphaServer ES40, 1000MHz 8192 byte page size, 1 processor. real mem = 536870912 (512MB) rsvd mem = 2801664 (2MB) avail mem = 514916352 (491MB) random: good seed from bootblocks mainbus0 at root cpu0 at mainbus0: ID 0 (primary), 21264C-6 (pass 4.0) cpu0: architecture extensions: 305<PAT,MVI,CIX,BWX> tsc0 at mainbus0: 21272 Chipset, Cchip rev 0 tsc0: 8 Dchips, 2 memory buses of 16 bytes tsc0: arrays present: 512MB, 0MB, 0MB, 0MB, Dchip 0 rev 1 tsp0 at tsc0 hose 0 pci0 at tsp0 bus 0 siop0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0 "Symbios Logic 53c810" rev 0x01: dec 6600 irq 8 scsibus0 at siop0: 8 targets, initiator 7 sd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: <DEC, RZ58 (C) DEC, 2000> serial.DEC_RZ58_(C)_DECSRL0000 sd0: 2048MB, 512 bytes/sector, 4194304 sectors vga0 at pci0 dev 2 function 0 "Cirrus Logic CL-GD5434-8" rev 0x02 wsdisplay0 at vga0 mux 1 wsdisplay0: screen 0-5 added (80x25, vt100 emulation) dc0 at pci0 dev 4 function 0 "DEC 21142/3" rev 0x30: dec 6600 irq 20, address 08:00:2b:e5:40:00 ukphy0 at dc0 phy 0: Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface, rev. 0: OUI 0x000000, model 0x0000 sio0 at pci0 dev 7 function 0 "Acer Labs M1533 ISA" rev 0xc3 isa0 at sio0 isadma0 at isa0 com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8/8 irq 4: ns16450, no fifo com0: console pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60/5 irq 1 irq 12 pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot) wskbd0 at pckbd0 mux 1 wskbd0: connecting to wsdisplay0 pms0 at pckbc0 (aux slot) wsmouse0 at pms0 mux 0 pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61 spkr0 at pcppi0 lpt0 at isa0 port 0x3bc/4 irq 7 mcclock0 at isa0 port 0x70/2: mc146818 or compatible tsp1 at tsc0 hose 1 pci1 at tsp1 bus 0 tsciic0 at tsc0 iic0 at tsciic0 vscsi0 at root scsibus1 at vscsi0: 256 targets softraid0 at root scsibus2 at softraid0: 256 targets siop0: target 0 now using 8 bit async xfers root on sd0a (d4f7f3ff7ccee1b1.a) swap on sd0b dump on sd0b WARNING: / was not properly unmounted Automatic boot in progress: starting file system checks. /dev/sd0a (d4f7f3ff7ccee1b1.a): 11877 files, 188223 used, 792736 free (232 frags, 99063 blocks, 0.0% fragmentation) /dev/sd0a (d4f7f3ff7ccee1b1.a): MARKING FILE SYSTEM CLEAN pf enabled starting network /etc/rc: read: -p: no coprocess starting early daemons: syslogd pflogd ntpd. starting RPC daemons:. savecore: no core dump checking quotas: done. clearing /tmp kern.securelevel: 0 -> 1 creating runtime link editor directory cache. preserving editor files. starting network daemons: smtpd sndiod. starting local daemons: cron. Wed May 10 04:54:32 MDT 2023 reorder_kernel: failed -- see /usr/share/relink/kernel/GENERIC/relink.log OpenBSD/alpha (es40.my.domain) (tty00) login:
And there we go!
OpenBSD/alpha (es40.my.domain) (tty00) login: root Password: Last login: Tue May 9 12:00:11 on tty00 OpenBSD 7.3-current (GENERIC) #133: Wed May 3 12:45:27 MDT 2023 Welcome to OpenBSD: The proactively secure Unix-like operating system. Please use the sendbug(1) utility to report bugs in the system. Before reporting a bug, please try to reproduce it with the latest version of the code. With bug reports, please try to ensure that enough information to reproduce the problem is enclosed, and if a known fix for it exists, include that as well. You have new mail. es40#
Did I mention that the root password is password?