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Re: DFS for alpha can't boot (was Re: New Installer & ReiserFS)

On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 06:13:42PM +0100, Adrian Zaugg wrote:
> Hi all
> John Goerzen wrote:
> >Don't go to all that work.  Try my Debian From Scratch images --
> I have tried to boot dfs 0.63 on a AlphaServer 4100 from CD (on internal 
> NCR 53C8??). It boots fine until a welcome message appears and then 
> fails to find the cdrom on /dev/sr* resp. the other places it tries. I 
> saw this behavior on two different machines. Has anyone been able to 
> boot dfs on a rawhide (AS1200, AS4x00, DS530x, DS730x) system? Is there 
> a BTS for dfs?

Yes, you can submit bugs against the dfsbuild package.  I have only my
164LX to test with, but it seems to work there.

It's been awhile since I've booted that way, but I believe you can pass
kernel parameters using aboot from the CD.  Please determine what device
you expect your CD-ROM drive to use, then pass parameters like this:

initrd=opt/dfsruntime/initrd.dfs root=/dev/ram0 ide=nodma ramdisk_size=x

Where ramdisk_size is the value given in /etc/aboot.conf on the CD and
dfscd is your device.

-- John

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