Debian GNU/Linux on Alpha – Status
The Alpha port, first officially released with Debian 2.1
slink, is now archived: the last release with official support
for it was Debian 5.0
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0
This is the last Debian release which includes the Alpha port.
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
This release had support for Alpha, but only those machines which can use SRM/aboot to boot can be installed with the new installer.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1
This release had full support for Alpha.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0
This release had solid support for Alpha and is the last one to support machines soly using milo (i.e. not SRM).
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2
Potato has much more software available and supports more types of Alphas than slink did.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.1
The Alpha port was initially released with this release.
Quite a lot of hardware is now supported on Linux/Alpha. Unfortunately, the exact combination of machine, hardware and kernel version is non-trivial, so if you don't find your combo in this list on alphalinux.org, and researching the list archives for Debian and Red Hat-AXP-Lists neither yields a result, then subscribe to the Debian-Alpha list and ask. Usually someone has tried already and can provide useful information.