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Re: installing Debian on AS 1000A


Another question: What type of partition do I need to install Debian on
my AlphServer 1000A (4/266)? Currently I've Digital Unix 4.0b running on
it....can I install top of that? I *don't* want any duel boot.

Many thanks,

On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 20:33, Santanu Das wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm in deep trouble in installing Debian from CD on my first ever Alpha 
> system, AS 1000A 4/266, for the first time in my life. I'm just a 
> beginner in this Debian-Alpha business. My problem is when I issue 
> command like this (dka400 is my CD-ROM drive):
>  >>> boot  dka400 -flags 0
> to boot and install from the CD, it's getting stuck. It starts with 
> several checking and after that all the letters become blue (from normal 
> white on black background) and then it prints this:
> ......
> ......
> 6bfa8001        ret zero,(ra)
> 2fe00000        ldq_u zero,0(v0)
> a6f00040        ldq t9,64 (a0)
> .......
> .......
> *a0370010     ldl t0,16(t9)
> 40e01642       s8addqt6,0,t1              Trace: 3102c0 3102d8 3102c0 
> 310888 3102c0 31085c 310838 3102c0 31085c 3102c0
> and then waitting for ages.
> If I only use  "boot dka400" it returns me "aboot>" prompt after a while.
> Any idea what's wrong?
> Thanks in advance!!!
> Santanu

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