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Re: SYM53c8xx Panic on Boot: 2.6.1rc1 (Alpha)

John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:

> It was always my understanding that once booted, the console in use
> wouldn't matter.  Is that understanding correct?

Close. The memory wastage may be different, and you cannot use
oprofile with AlphaBios (no perfmon PALcode).

> Also, I also thought that I would have to repartition my disks to
> switch consoles; is that correct as well?

Yes, unfortunately the hardcoded place where SRM expects the boot
loader is in the middle of a DOS partition block.


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