Re: Install sequence problem with MILO boot from CD.
Mattias Svensson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The machine I am working on is a DIGITAL Personal Workstation 500a.
> I have CD 1 through 3 of Debian Alpha 3.0 (woody).
> I have followed the install manual for the Alpha port. My first
> step is to try to boot a kernel, I followed the steps in chapter 5
> of the install manual (5 Booting the installation system). I
> managed to boot MILO on CD1, but MILO does not automatically boot
> any kernel. The install manual does not mention that you end up
> with just the MILO prompt. It goes on to describe
> dbootstrap. However I tried to get MILO to boot "CD1:/boot/linux"
> which apparently is a kernel image since it actualy starts from MILO
> and gives the familiar boot messages. I tried to use
> "CD1:/boot/root.bin" as root file system on a ramdisk, without
Could you elaborate on "without success"?
> Does aboot work much better than MILO, and does aboot work in some
> situations where MILO fails?
The main difference is that I did test SRM, while ARC console us
pretty much untested, since I don't have a machine with ARC... if you
get it to work, it would be great if you could write down how you did
it so we can improve the manual :)