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Re: Installing Sarge on XL300

On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 12:28:14PM +0200, Martin Langer wrote:
> On Sun, May 01, 2005 at 01:56:28PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Hi Martin,

> > On Sun, May 01, 2005 at 02:55:52PM +0200, Martin Langer wrote:
> > > I've tried to install sarge on an Alpha XL-300 without success. I've 
> > > taken my old milo (from woody) to boot the RC2-NetInst-CD. The install 
> > > was smoothly. But booting the new system failed due to the already known 
> > > sym53c8xx_2 bug (#284961).

> > No, that bug was diagnosed as being one that only applied to upgrades from
> > previous 2.4 kernels.  Whatever bug you're seeing, it isn't 284961.  Can you
> > provide more detail about what you're seeing?

> These are the messages if I try to boot my fresh installed system. And 
> yes, sda2 is the correct partition.

> [...]
> Booting GENERIC on Alcor variation Bret using machine vector XLT from MILO
> Command line: bootdevice=sda2 bootfile=vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2

I don't see any mention of an initial ramdisk on this command line.  All
sarge kernels on alpha boot with the help of an initrd.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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