Re: Booting question
Well....AlphaBIOS is no more, there won't be any updates, though people
are still working on MILO. If you want to boot any of the BSDs you'll need
SRM. If you're setting up with a new disk I'd say SRM.....if you wanted to
not repartition the old disk you could still mount it, though of course
not boot from it.
On Sat, 27 Jan 2001, Alex Winbow wrote:
> I have a 164SX, running potato, booting 2.2 kernels through
> AlphaBIOS (5.62-1) --> MILO (2.0.35). The old disk is DOS-style
> partitioned, and I'm putting in a new one to make the system more useful.
> My question is, should I change the way I boot and partition the
> system, so that it will be more current or long-term viable?
> It's my understanding that AlphaBIOS is deprecated, SRM was
> released for the 164SX, and that systems that can use SRM ought to make
> the transition; also, SRM would mean BSD diskslice partitioning, dumping
> MILO, and using ABOOT.
> I have no interest in running NT, but I might experiment with one
> of the BSDs. Debian will be the primary os. The old drive was IDE, but has
> been replaced by a SCSI disk, and the Adaptec 2940AU is now supported by
> SRM, so that removes two previous obstacles to SRM.
> Do I need to move to SRM, and what would I gain?
> Alex Winbow
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