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Re: Intro / help (update)

On 1 Mar 2002, Carl Parrish wrote:

> Okay so more reading and I dd the root.bin file (from the boot dir) onto
> a disk. then tried this from MILO
> 'boot hdc:boot/linux root=/dev/fd0 -t iso9660' and now I get this error:
> You didn't specify the type of your ufs filesystem. 

try this:
boot hdc:boot/linux root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1

I think, you're telling it in your command that you have an iso9660 
floppy....which I don't think is possible.
> I know neither how to specify the ufs or which ufs I should be using (I
> don't see Linux as an option). 

UFS is a filesystem, you don't need it, I think it's just the last of the 
filesystem types the kernel tries.


> Thanks again, 
> Carl P 
> On Fri, 2002-03-01 at 10:19, Carl Parrish wrote:
> > 
> > Hi my name is Carl Parrish. I'm not really new to Linux but I guess you
> > could say I'm new to Debian and *really* new to Alpha. I typically would
> > lurk for a few days before posting a "please help me" message. but I'm
> > pretty stuck and need help fast. 
> > 
> > I've just recently got a AlphaPC 164SX. It looks like I have access to
> > ARBIOS and MILO but not srm. I have the Alpha-Debian disk1 image burned
> > on a CD-ROM (did the md5sum). put the CD-ROM in restarted the
> > computer......Nothing. So I did a little background reading (RTFM). Came
> > up with lots of info for srm but since I can't seem to find srm didn't
> > help me much. So I went into Milo after much trial and erro tried the
> > following command. 'boot hdc:boot/linux -t iso9660' and suddenly it
> > actually seemed to try to boot from the CD-ROM (or at least the closest
> > I've come so far.) But then it stops and I get the following error
> > 
> > Kernal Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 00:00
> > 
> > So any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
> > 
> > Thanks, 
> > Carl P.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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Rich Payne

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