AlphaServer 1000A & EISA Config

From: Chad Fernandez <>
Date: Thu Oct 11 23:11:06 2001

I think I can help a bit. When you make your EISA config floppy disk,
you need to lable it correctly. My Unisys 486 EISA based server needs
the disk labled "systemcfg".

Your motherboard probably needs a config file, just like a card does.
I'm not sure it is a *.cfg file, However. It might be an "ovl" file. I
have no idea what the ovl files do, they aren't asci text. I'd try a
google search.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA

Brian Wheeler wrote:
> It is slightly off topic, though I hadn't seen an eisa card for what
> seems like a decade :)
> In any case, I recently got a 2nd hand AlphaServer 1000A with no disks.
> I put an EISA SCSI card I dug up in the machine, but its wanting me to
> run the eisa configuration utility. After scouring the net, I found one
> that would come up, but only if I burned it onto a CD. Now its
> complaining that It can't find a configuration file for my system board.
> Grrr. I suppose I'm glad EISA is dead, would be nice if I
> could get this silly SCSI card to work.
> Any thoughts/hints/suggestions?
> Brian Wheeler
Received on Thu Oct 11 2001 - 23:11:06 BST

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