Alpha does't boot
TITO LOPEZ CIUDAD writes:
> We are trying to install slink in an floppyless alpha machine with SRM.
> We first boot from dka6 as it's said on documentation. Next we boot with a
> generic kernel:
> aboot> /boot/generic/linux root=/dev/scd0 load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=1
> The kernel boots, but then it ask to me to insert the root floppy (that I
> haven't, because I have no floppy unit). I push ENTER and the sistem
> halt with a message like this.
> HALT CODE RECEIVED
> ¿How can I install linux without needing a floppy?
Unfortunately the generic 2.2.x kernel on the Debian/Alpha CD is
probably unstable on most archs, (im my own experience, the 2.2.x
kernels are currently far from the stability of 2.0.x, at least under
So if you use SRM, you probably need to use the floppy images for
your particular architecture (that use 2.0.x kernels) rather than the
generic one. If you do not have a floppy you can write the
corresponding floppy image on a CD-R and use root=/dev/scd0 or
/dev/hd[abcd] instead of /dev/fd0