Re: Installing Sarge on XL300
On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 03:45:50AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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.
Thanks, that was it. It's working now.
If someone has similar problems, I can confirm that this combination
works for me:
- Debian Sarge ISO NetInst snapshot 20050430
- Alpha XL300 with AlphaBIOS 5.70
- MILO (xlt) from woody release
- boot hd: "boot sda2:/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2 initrd=/initrd.img"
- boot netinst cd: "boot sr0:/boot/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=16384
initrd=/boot/initrd.gz root=/dev/ram devfs=mount,dall"
Thank you very much!