new installation on a500 (miata)
First of all i want to thank M$ for discontinuing their OS support for
alpha, cos of that i got buy a second hand 'personal workstation a500',
256mb ram and 2x 9gb hd.
I installed debian before on i396 and on sparc but now i have some problems
understanding this alpha system ...
i got it booting the potato alpha cdrom i made ..
boot dkb0 (which is a toshiba cdrom drive listed in 'show dev')
then i get some scrolling and 'jumping to bootstrapcode' and then exiting
aboot: could not find default config 'a'
and then aboot and a aboot prompt, after retrieving the list 'l' i i just
hit '0' and it booted from cdrom, ...
when partitioning the hd i leave /sdb for what it is (will be used as
fileserver partition later on)
with a bsd disk label
i create two partitions
a: 2 - 480 ext2
b: 481 - 521 swap
i choose to make linux bootable from disk on /dev/sda1 with aboot
then i reboot and i get the >>> prompt,
boot dkc0 (if i remember correctly, the first hd in 'show dev')
and i get the aboot prompt
there i type '0' to boot the first option
is there a way to automate these steps ? first the boot in the prompt
than the aboot ?