Re: Headless install on LX164
Adam C Powell IV <email@example.com> writes:
> Any hope? With the slink boot floppies, I load the ramdisk from
> root.bin floppy and then get confirmation that it mounted root, and
> recommendation that e2fsck be run, then nothing. I don't suppose
> there's a way to get dbootstrap to use a serial console...
Hmm, you should be able to set the initial console at the boot prompt
via "tty=XXX". Serial console should be fine there.
> By the way, what's up with the installation docs? Chapter 6 seems to
> know nothing about AlphaBIOS! No MILO boot parameters, just "put in the
> (floppy/cd) and it will work," which is bogus. I had to check my
> vendor's floppy install option for RedHat rescue in order to boot the
> Debian rescue disk.
> There really should be something in there explaining how to configure
> the AlphaBIOS or pass the options via MILO. And the options should
> really be in there too! I used:
> boot fd0:linux root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=1
Add your tty there as well and it should work.
May the Source be with you.