aboot of 31r0a on multia - hangs (?) at kernel boot
I'm trying to boot off a SCSI-CDROM, have monitor & keyboard attached
directly (not serial) and SRM (BL5 V3.8-1 Jun 22 1995 18:10:45) is
running. I "boot dka200" and the CD comes up fine, "0" ("1" & "2" as well,
but they route the console to ttyS0 & ttyS1 respectively) begins the
booting process, but invariably stops at:
"aboot: starting kernel boot/vmlinuz with arguments ramdisk_size=16384
(the keyborad indicators flash once and the CD seems to be accessed)
I another thread it was suggested that the output may be routed to the
wrong console, but explicitly including "console=tty" or "console=tty0"
doesn't sove the problem.
Are there any SRM environment variables that might be responsible (the
multia has been experimented with for a long time, so they most certainly
aren't at factory settings anymore. It ran Red Hat once, but the disk
seems to have been wiped)?
Or am I missing something else entirely (I've never worked with an alpha
PS: I tried the multia docs, alphalinux.org, the debian docs, the gentoo
docs (since gentoo has exactly the same problem) and google, of course,
but all these imply the kernel "just boots".
Eritis sicut Deus scientes bonum et malum.