Alpha Milo/rescue/root floppies on LX164
I've seen mention of several partial installs on LX164 boards, but none
going the whole route.
Both the following were done with the images at
I made the rescue & root floppies, and retrieved the rest during
install. Machine specs at bottom.
With ArcBIOS v5.70:
The LX164 MILO disk works great. The install is almost flawless, with
tasksel exits with an error stating that all task definitions are
duplicated. This condition is present also in the woody & sid versions
of tasksel on a running system.
The installer will not write linload.exe and milo to the 5M FAT16
partition (/dev/hda1). This may be due to my own incompetence, as it's
never worked for me. However, going to VT2, I find that there is no
provision in the install to make a FAT16 filesystem. A clue?
With SRM v5.8-1:
Boots fine from the rescue floppy, installs fine (with the tasksel
exception) and then the installed system won't boot. The kernel loads
and starts, then gets an error --
"ID 1 is respawning too fast, disabling for 5 minutes."
And that's that.
I'm not sure that the size of the disk isn't the problem. I've sort of
assumed that the x86 1023-cylinder-syndrome doesn't apply in AXP-land.
LX164 board, 533mHz CPU
Matrox G200 8M PCI
Mylex BusLogic 548 SCSI
SMC DC21140 10/100 ethernet
IBM 40G IDE drive
noname 16x IDE CD-ROM
HP 2G 4mm SCSI DAT
See ya later,