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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.


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