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Re: Upgrading Sarge to Etch - failing to boot new kernel



2010/6/17 Piotr Gliźniewicz <glizda@gmail.com>:
> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to install Debian on my 164LX with AlphaBIOS. Since the newest
> DVD I can boot from MILO (I'm using the one provided on the Woody DVD) is
> Sarge, I installed it and begun upgrading to Etch (as advised in the Lenny
> readme). I've done a clean, default install of Sarge. Then I upgraded to the
> 2.6.8-4 kernel from the Sarge DVD and it worked without problems. What I've
> done to upgrade to Etch:
>
> commented out Sarge CD in /etc/apt/sources.list
> apt-cdrom add (with the 1st Etch DVD)
> aptitude update
> aptitude upgrade
> aptitude install initrd-tools
> aptitude install linux-image-2.6-alpha-generic
> shutdown -r now
>
> At this point I can't boot the system with MILO. I'm trying to do it with a
> command similar to the one I used to boot the 2.6.8-4 kernel:
>
> boot sdb6:vmlinuz-2.6.18-6-alpha-generic
> initrd=initrd.img-2.6.18-6-alpha-generic root=/deb/sdb7
>
> Disk is partitioned to the Sarge default structure.
> sdb5 is the space reserved for aboot (empty)
> sdb6 is /boot (ext2 - MILO is not able to read ext3)
> sdb7 is / (ext3)
> sdb8 is swap
>
> It seems MILO loads the image, but then fails to boot (it displays
> bootfile=<some odd characters>.
>
> Any hints how to start it?
>
> Best,
> --
> piotrek
>
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Do you have a compelling reason to use AlphaBIOS/MILO?

Matt


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