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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
video card.

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.


-Adam P.

--- /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:'.

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