installation of aboot fails
I have heard many good things about Debian, and I would be keen to have
it installed on my Digital AU433, along with Tru64.
I have two disks: one SCSI and one IDE.
Tru64 used spans over the SCSI disk (system) and half of the IDE disk
(used for the /home partition).
I'd like to install Debian (latest stable release 3.1) on the remaining
space of the IDE disk (place left: about 5.7 Gb).
After an automatic partitioning, I got the following layout of the IDE
Partition Nr. Space Flags File System Mount Point
#1 1.0M K aboot
#2 80M F ext2 /boot
#3 5.4G F ext3 /
#4 288.2M F swap swap
#8 4.4G (Tru64)
The installation process works fine until the step "Install aboot on a
hard disk". This step failed.
Now I am stuck... Admittedly, Debian and Alpha-Linux is a new world for
me! My questions are, I guess:
1) Can I boot the system without aboot? If yes, how?
2) Is there a possibility to get aboot properly installed on the IDE
disk? Perhaps by partitioning manually?
3) If it is not possible to get aboot, booting Debian from floppy would
be ok. How do I generate such a bootable floppy?
Ah... Just noticed that the install process somehow spoil the /home
partition for Tru64... Guess, I'm doing something more than wrong :-(