Debian Alpha ``install'' works
The installation procedure described by Ian Willmott
(firstname.lastname@example.org) a few days ago works! Here is a log of what I did
to get my Noname AxpPCI-33 system working.
... notes ...
I flashed MILO from RedHat 4.2 into ROM using the Failsafe boot from
floppy jumper to load the initial MILO to do the flash.
disks/ -- contains February 25th 1997 base.tgz
vmlinux.gz -- taken from the RedHat 4.2 distribution
I extracted base.tgz onto a Zip disk with one partition formatted as
ext2. I copied vmlinux.gz off of the ext2 format noname.img boot floppy
for RedHat 4.2 and put it on the Zip disk.
At the MILO prompt I did a "boot sdb1:vmlinuz.gz root=/dev/sdb1" and
Debian 1.1 came up to a prompt!
I'm happy, I can go to bed now. :)
I'll move it from the Zip drive to a harddrive next and slowly bootstrap
myself to a useful system.
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