Re: Alpha Boot Floppies: new version
Doug Larrick <email@example.com> writes:
> The good news? bootp/tftp boot works great! In SRM, you need to
> select bootp via console variable ('set ewa0_protocol bootp' or
> something like that) rather than via a flag to the boot command
> ('boot -proto bootp ewa0' does not work, failing with "Block
> FFFFFFF2 is not in any zone" messages).
That's really good news. I couldn't get bootp to work, so I couldn't
test it. There were some suspicious hacks in the previous version...
> The bad news? The installation hangs during/right after installing
> the libc6.1 package. It hangs so solid that the shell on the second
> virtual console will not respond. I even tried floppies rather than
> tftp and it stops in the same location. Is this a known problem?
No. That's really weird; I have no idea what might cause this. I had
no problems at that point. Did you download via http, or did you
install from a mounted mirror?
> Also, when trying to write aboot to the disk, it looks like the
> installer is trying to swriteboot to the partition where the root
> filesystem is (/dev/sda<n>) rather than directly to /dev/sda .
I noticed this too. If this is not just the message being wrong, this
might even destroy data... I'll check it.