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Re: Booting Multias

Arc is the way to go if you want to boot directly from the HDD. You'll need a small FAT partition which ARC can see, and stick the loader and perhaps kernel image in there. There are some instalation howto's on the web. I'm not sure where the best place to get these from is, but if you don't have much luck email me personally and I'll send you my loader and milo that works for a 2.4.

Doing a netboot to start is probably the easiest way to get the install going.

On 07/02/2007, at 8:32 AM, Harmon Seaver wrote:

   I'm trying to figure out the best way to make use of the IDE
controller in my multias, mostly because of the still very high cost of
2.5" scsi drives, and a desire to use a CF-card/IDE adapter anyway.
   Knowing that SRM can't even see the ide, so can't boot from it, the
choices are booting from a floppy, or netbooting, or, I suppose, ARC,
but I think I've played with that and wasn't having much luck.
   So which would be best, floppy or netboot, and is there any way to
make SRM just do them automatically? Netboot would probably be
preferable, since I think the floppy in the multia is toast, or at least I couldn't write or read from it the last time I was playing with this. Secondly, does anyone have an Etch netboot image built for this? Can
the current netboot image for testing install to an IDE?

Harmon Seaver

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