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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 root=/dev/ram devfs=mount,dall"
(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 before)?

Robert Kosten

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.

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