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Re: Install sequence problem with MILO boot from CD.

With "without success" I mean that I was unable to get the kernel to
mount the
root file system, and carry on with the install.

I don't even know if I am using the correct kernel image since I couldn't
find any info
related to that in the install manual.

What kernel image and root file system are used with the SRM boot,
and with which boot parameters?
Maybe I could use the same from the MILO prompt with the "boot" command
of MILO!

With you saying that ARC is pretty much untested, I get the impression
that most people use

Of course I wold be glad to help improve the install manual when I get
the MILO install
working for myself =)

/Mattias Svensson

Falk Hueffner wrote:

> Mattias Svensson <traesket@telia.com> 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
> > success.
> 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 :)
> --
>         Falk

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