Re: alpha server 8 5/500
On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 08:29:33AM -0400, socraxko, tomaxko's evil personality wrote:
> i want to use some old as800 and want to install linux on it, i've only
> tried with debian "etch" until now, i know that centos, *BSD and alpha core
> are also available, but i want to stick with debian.
> this is my first time installing an alpha port of debian, booting process is
> ok, installing process begins and stops at recognizing hardware because no
> cd-rom "driver" is available, so install process can?t continue, i've also
> tried to configure the network for remote install but the nic can?t be
> recognized either.
Would it be possible to boot with a serial console and capture the boot
> i've googled for this with little success, the AS800 hardware is intact,
> with no modifications, the cd drive i believe is DEC, all drives are scsi
> but the floppy.
> the scsi board controller is a Qlogic qla1040.
> note: the debian-40r2-alpha-kde-CD-1.iso has 672.518.144 bytes, and the
> cd-rom specs are 600mb, don?t know if this could be a problem.
CDrom's generally handle 680MB. Looks fine to me.
I have no idea what an as800 is, although I think my PWS433a has a
qla1040 controller in it, but the CDrom is IDE on it, with the disk on
the scsi controller. It installed just fine though.