Re: boot-floppies 2.2.11 for Alpha building now, testers needed
Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> However, there's at least one typo (patch attached), and I think lx164 needs a
> separate kernel to boot from MILO. I tried installing today, and after giving
> the boot command (and escape to boot immediately) it loaded from the disk, gave
> a row of hyphens, and hung.
My mistake. I was trying to install on a serial console machine, it boots fine on an LX164 with a
The 2.0.36 slink kernel showed startup message on the serial port, can that option be turned on for
potato too? I realize it may require a different root image, as did slink...
Also, the attached is a slightly more extensive version of the previous README.txt patch, but might
belong in the main documentation.
--- /mirrors/debian/dists/potato/main/disks-alpha/2.2.11-2000-04-21/README.txt Fri Apr 21 14:22:02 2000
+++ README.txt Tue Apr 25 10:11:03 2000
@@ -86,8 +86,13 @@
Selection Setup' menu in ARC or AlphaBIOS. Set the boot device
to the floppy drive, the OS Loader to `\linload.exe', and the OS
Path to your subarchitecture name (i.e. the name of the MILO
- binary). Then, at the MILO prompt, insert the rescue disk and
- enter the command `boot fd0'.
+ binary). AlphaBIOS will not let you specify the floppy device in
+ the OS Path ("The partition is selected from a list of partitions
+ large enough to hold Windows NT." :-), and will warn you that the
+ OS is invalid because of this; ignore that, as long as the file
+ name is right, linload.exe will do the right thing. You should
+ leave the OS Options field blank. Then, at the MILO prompt,
+ insert the rescue disk and enter the command `boot fd0:'.