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Re: howto boot alpha via SRM without supported SCSI controller

Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> writes:

> Hi all!
> I am looking for a method to boot our alpha after we have upgraded to a
> new SCSI controller, which isn't supported by the SRM console (Adaptec).
> (our alpha is CONFIG_PC164)
> Up to now I have collected the followng options:
> aboot:
> ======
> - Put aboot and kernel on a floppy, boot from floppy
> 	this is working, but I am not a big friend of it.

aboot and kernel on HD on onboard controller is another option.
That's how I boot my sx164.

> network:
> ========
> - Boot via network/bootp
> 	this doesn't work up to now, OTOH I want the alpha to be
> 	not dependent on another machine

Have you tried booting with aboot over the network.  It's worked for

> milo:

I wouldn't do that.

Måns Rullgård

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