Re: SRM-Boot with unstable kernels
On Sun, Dec 13, 1998 at 08:36:39AM -0800, Oscar Levi wrote:
>On Sun, Dec 13, 1998 at 05:10:00PM +0100, David Frey wrote:
>> Has anybody an idea how to boot an unstable kernel (2.1.131) directly
>> via SRM (make BOOTDEV=/dev/sda srmboot)?
>> make BOTDEV=/dev/sda srmboot is not able to compile the bootloader; it
>> complains about missing references to puts and dispatch.
>> It this a known problem?
>This should work fine. The documentation on aboot describes how to do
>it. In short, create a small partition at the start of the drive for
>aboot. Edit aboot.conf. Run s2write, IIRC. Boot to srm and start
>the process by pointing srm at the hard drive.
It seems, that I was a bit too vague.
Booting via aboot is in my experience not very satisfactory
(Alphastation 4/266), since the kernel doesn't recognize the SCSI-Devices
when scanning the SCSI bus (timeouts).
Booting via `rawboot' (i.e. the bootloader provided with the Linux kernel)
works. Unfortunately, it works only with 2.0.35 and not with 2.1.131,
since I'm unable to compile the bootloader with the 2.1.131 kernel.