Re: Can't boot a kernel under SRM
On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 12:06:05AM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > I have a Symbios 53c875 card.
> Depending on your hardware config, you may need to back down to 2.4.20
> or 2.4.19 (I forget which) to get something bootable. I've been told,
Thanks for the hint, Steve. I *THINK* my problem is that I did not have
CONFIG_ALPHA_SRM set. I built myself a new 2.6.1 kernel with that
option (the 2.6.1 that I had laying about exhibited the same problem as
2.4.22) and it booted up OK.
However, there are now more problems with SCSI (more to come on that
I feel that I've been stupid and missed a few obvious things here; OTOH,
the documentation for switching from AlphaBIOS to SRM all seemed to say
"repartition, re-flash, and you're done." Not really!
Anyway, I will write up a mini-HOWTO on this subject once I've got a
working system :-)