Re: Problem booting off CD
Just for some followup, I also treid burning disc 1 on another computer
with another burner in case it was a problem with the burner in my laptop,
but had the same result. I created rescue and root floppies and was able
to boot off them and get the install running.
I still don't know why I couldn't boot of CD, but it's not that important
On Fri, 19 Nov 2004, Steve McIntyre wrote:
I've got some DEC Personal Workstation 600AU's currently running Redhat 7.2.
Since Redhat doesn't seem to support Alpha anymore, I wanted to try a
current linux distribution that does and downloaded all 7
debian-30r3-alpha-binary cd images and burned them to discs. Unfortunately
I can't seem to get disc 1 (or any of the others) to boot. I get:
boot dqa0 -flags 0
(boot dqa0.0.0.107.0 -flags 0)
Block 0 of dqa0.0.0.107.0 is not a valid boot block
When I pop my old Redhat 7.2 install disk in an type "boot dqa0" it starts
churning right along and boots off that cdrom.
I created the discs with EZ CD Creator 5, but also tried re-burning with
nero 6 with the same results.
Am I doing something wrong?
Hmmm. I created the woodyr3 CDs. I'm not aware of any problems with
the alpha CDs, but I'll burn one and check over the weekend for you...
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com
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