This document contains installation instructions for the Debian
GNU/Linux 2.1 system, for the Alpha
(``alpha'') architecture. It also contains pointers to more
information and information on how to make the most of your new Debian
system. The procedures in this document are not to be used
for users upgrading existing systems; if you are upgrading, see the
Debian 2.1 Release Notes.
This document may be distributed and modified under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
© 1996 Bruce Perens
© 1996, 1997 Sven Rudolph
© 1998 Igor Grobman, James Treacy
© 1998, 1999 Adam Di Carlo
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The table of Alpha architectures was derived from information contributed by Jay Estabrook, with kind permission.
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