Re: SRM Aboot partitioning Question(s)
> On Sep 03, Steve Udell scrawled :
> I am thinking of useing SRM Aboot for booting my Linux on an Alpha.
> I have read differt almost conflicting ideas on how to go about this.
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SRM and aboot is not difficult, but very nice and pleasurable :)
first, fdisk and you got it right, b for bsd mode.
leave a space of ~2MB for aboot.
partition 2, set as swap, partition 3 as whole disk, and the others as
whatever you like.
# size offset fstype [fsize bsize cpg]
a: 4154 0 unused 213377 0 # (Cyl. 1 - 1)
b: 120466 4154 swap # (Cyl. 2 - 30)
c: 4203848 0 unused 0 0 # (Cyl. 1 - 1012)
d: 124620 124620 ext2 # (Cyl. 31 - 60)
e: 2031306 249240 ext2 # (Cyl. 61 - 549)
g: 1923302 2280546 ext2 # (Cyl. 550 - 1012)
write, and reboot (cause fdisk doesn't tell the kernel about updating
partition tables yet)
then install linux.
once in a shell,
$swriteboot -f 1 -f 3 /boot/bootlx /vmlinux.gz
$abootconf /dev/sda 4
edit /etc/aboot.conf to show something similar to:
# aboot beowulf configurations
0:4/vmlinux-2.2.5 ro root=/dev/sdb4
1:4/vmlinux-2.2.5 ro root=/dev/sdb4 single
8:- ro root=/dev/sdb4 # fs less boot of raw kernel
9:0/- ro root=/dev/sdb4 # fs less boot of (compressed) ECOFF kernel
and set the srm variables to boot off the right device and partition
set bootdef_dev dka0
set boot_osflags 0
you can thnen happily reboot and it will all come up happily for yo.
or should :)
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