alpha xlt 300 install problems
I realize that some of these problems are pretty nondescript, I am pretty
much just trying to figure out if they are known in the last 15 minutes I
have before I go, as I am needing this computer more and more for my
graduate studies. If they are unknown I will be happy to post a more
detailed report tomorrow.
1. When I try to use the CD to boot from as per the instructions in the
readme in the disks-alpha/xlt directory, I get a report from the alpha
BIOS saying pretty much what the warning said when I created the account,
that the OS choice was invalid.
2. When I complete the install process (either using CD or disks) and
reboot as per the instructions, MILO failes to load the kernel. I have
noticed the following:
a. The kernel, in /target/boot, has a .deb extension. I check
this at the point in the install process immediately before I
b. It doesn't seem to do much with the driver disk, and does not
do anything when I pick the configure device drivers section.
I assume this is where the problem is, but there are no
diagnostic errors (at least none that i can see on my blazing
fast alpha :).
3. After I reboot the system as per instructions and it fails to load
the kernel, then after I restart the whole process from the beginning, it
starts me almost at the very beginning again (do you want to designate
/dev/sda2 as swap partition, etc.).
Any help or advice greatly appreciated.