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Re: Milo - question

> I've a DEC MULTIA and no experience with alphas (only x86) - so I need a
> little help.

Heh I was in the same position only a short while ago, glad I can try to
help someone else out of the mud :)

> At first - is it correct that Milo needs a MSDOS-FAT16 filesystem on the
> HDD? Is it impossible to boot the Kernel from a ext2 -fs with Milo (must the

I don't think so - I use an ext2 file system on my system, there's no FAT
stuff on here at all.  When you partition up the drive remember to leave
some blank (unpartitioned) space at the front, one or two cylinders, as
that's where you're going to swriteboot the milo stuff (although I haven't
done that yet myself, I have stuck with the boot floppy because i'm lazy
hehehe).  Then the kernel just goes in a file system somewhere as
something like vmlinux.gz.

When you get to the MILO> prompt, let's say that your root file system
sits on /dev/sda1, and that's where you've put vmlinux.gz, you would type
something like:

boot sda1:/linux.gz -root=/dev/sda1

If you want to see it a little more interactively, you can even 'mount'
the file system, just type 'sda1:' and it will access it - you can then
type 'ls' to list the file system and when you find the kernel file
(incase you lost it heh) you can type 'boot <whatever>' to bring it up.

> kernel on a FAT16 -fs)? Is Milo configureable like LILO (MILO.conf) - where
> must the config file be?

That I don't know - would be interesting to know though so I don't have to
type the boot command in each time the machine reboots :)

Hope this is of some help!

Matthew Peddlesden.

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