RE: AlphaServer 800 Installation
Great comment. I just booted with -fl 0 and I got to the installer
menu. I did see some flash of red, and messages that made me think it
would crash again, but it did not. Should I be concerned?
From: Steve Langasek [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: AlphaServer 800 Installation
On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 10:13:17AM -0400, Jim and Kelly Younkin wrote:
> As stated below, I just tried the install boot using sarge, and did
> get the "kernel paging request" error. Perhaps this is because I got
> different error. After finding the aboot.conf file on the CD image, I
> entered the command as follows:
> >>>boot dak400 -fi /boot/vmlinuz -fl "ramdisk_size=16384
> initrd=/boot/initrd.gz root=/dev/ram devfs=mount,dall"
Too much second-guessing of the system here. "boot dka400 -fl 0" should
be sufficient. In fact, even though you've duplicated the exact
argument set used by d-i, -fl 0 is preferred because some versions of
SRM have a limit on the length of the flag string. This may be the
problem here, since 08:02 is not the correct inode for a ramdisk.
> Then I got this error:
> VFS: Cannot open root device "" or 08:02
> Please append correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:02