Re: unable to boot with floppies or CD on PC164LX (SRM console)
Timothy Timmons <email@example.com> writes:
> I assembled a Sarge/alpha CD1 with jigdo today. No luck booting off
> of the CD like the Install manual says should work fine. I am using
> the right device. I have tried booting it with both IDE and SCSI
> cd-rom drives.
> I keep getting the same error:
> "Block 0 of devxxx is not a valid boot block"
I don't know where you got those images, probably they're actually not
bootable. You can try make them bootable with isomarkboot.
> Same thing happens when I try to use a Woody/alpha rescue.bin floppy.
Hmm, that should work. Do any other floppies work?
> I notice in the alpha dir on all of the ftp sites/mirrors that there
> is a file named "bootlx", but is not labeled in any way in any of
> the docs or the readme.txt in the dir.
It's the aboot boot loader.
> I also seem to remember checking the ftp sites a week ago when I
> decided to put Debian on this machine and seeing a special 164LX
> floppy image dir along with the special Jensen floppy image dir.
164LX doesn't need a special kernel image... maybe you were looking at
an ancient kernel 2.0 distribution.