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RE: getting debian on a ds10 to autoboot

On Thu, 2004-11-25 at 12:34 +1300, Steven Jones wrote:
> When I installed the debian 2.6 kernel it recreated the default sym
> links in /boot to point to the 2.6 kernel, however these are not being
> obeyed, when I do a 0 at the aboot prompt 2.4.27 boots instead.....
> So I modified the aboot to have 1 as the 2.6 kernel and now when I do
> a "1", I get a trace and a "kernel bug 1" and a kernel panic it all
> barfs...
> just not my day....
> :/
> I might stick to 2.4.x at least it boots...
> How can I get aboot to autoboot "0" rather than sit at the aboot
> prompt?

This is my etc/aboot.conf, all the "default" stuff is there but
commented out mainly so I can run it similar to grub on i386.

#These are the manually edited ones GJF put in.
0:2/vmlinuz-2.6.8-1-generic ro initrd=/initrd.img-2.6.8-1-generic root=/dev/sda3 sym53c8xx="debug:0x80"
1:2/vmlinuz-2.6.8-1-generic ro initrd=/initrd.img-2.6.8-1-generic root=/dev/sda3 sym53c8xx="debug:0x80" single
2:2/vmlinuz-2.6.8-1-smp ro initrd=/initrd.img-2.6.8-1-smp root=/dev/sda3 sym53c8xx="debug:0x80"
3:2/vmlinuz-2.6.8-1-smp ro initrd=/initrd.img-2.6.8-1-smp root=/dev/sda3 sym53c8xx="debug:0x80" single
4:2/vmlinuz-2.4.27-1-generic ro initrd=/initrd.img-2.4.27-1-generic root=/dev/sda3 sym53c8xx="debug:0x80"
5:2/vmlinuz-2.4.27-1-generic ro initrd=/initrd.img-2.4.27-1-generic root=/dev/sda3 sym53c8xx="debug:0x80" single

in my SRM console I have these vars set like this:

set auto_action boot
set boot_osflags 2

my SRM defaults booting from : dka0
	(can't remember the var name)

my "/" partition == /dev/sda3 and is ext2
	(really ext3, the journal was added after install)
my "/boot" partition == /dev/sda2 and is ext2

For the record, I hate the symlink to the kernel cruft. I believe if you
have enough ability to get Debian on Alpha (especially using using tftp
booting if you do) you don't need to have it.
greg, greg@gregfolkert.net

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