Re: howto boot alpha via SRM without supported SCSI controller
Norbert Preining <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Hi Måns!
> On Fre, 22 Okt 2004, Måns Rullgård wrote:
>> > Thanks for the suggestion. I decided to take this route, put a small IDE
>> > disk into the machine, and only get aboot, kernel and root-fs from
>> > there. Anyting else will be done from SCSI disks.
>> There is no problem having the root fs on the SCSI disks. Just pass
>> root=/dev/sdXX to the kernel.
> So the aboot loader, the etc/aboot.conf and the kernel(s). That would be
> not to bad. Would the following layout work:
> and in aboot.conf there is:
> 0:1/vmlinuz ro root=/dev/sda1
That looks like it should work.
>> > Finally I got it to work using the fix from Ivan Kokshaysky.
>> > No I only need a SRM-bootp acceptable NIC for our second alpha ;-)
>> The Digital Tulip series usually work well (surprise). They are
>> getting rare these days, though.
> Hmm, this is the one that does not work here:
> Linux Tulip driver version 0.9.15-pre12 (Aug 9, 2002)
> tulip0: EEPROM default media type Autosense.
> tulip0: Index #0 - Media MII (#11) described by a 21140 MII PHY (1) block.
> tulip0: MII transceiver #0 config 0000 status 780d advertising 01e1.
> eth0: Digital DS21140 Tulip rev 34 at 0xfffffc880a104000, 00:40:05:36:50:D4, IRQ 25.
I've used several tulip cards, never had a problem. What does lspci
identify it as?