Re: woody install on alpha
Robert Lemmen <email@example.com> writes:
> i just installed woody on an alpha system and i encountered a couple
> of potential issues/problems that you might want to hear about:
> my system is 164ux based and uses arcbios. i downloaded the floppy
> images and milo from "3.0.17-2001-11-2".
> - the ruffian milo doesn't seem to be able to read from fat
> filesystems, and therefore can't boot the rescue floppy. i
> replaced it with a version i ripped of a suse cd that can read
> fat. this one says "v1.1 Jay's hacked version" on startup.
Are you sure you're talking about the MILO and not ldmilo.exe? What is
the error message you get?
> - the driver-1.bin and driver-2.bin seem to be corrupt, since they
> cannot be read by dbootstrap. the md5sums are ok, and the rescue
> floppy can be read too.
Hm, weird. What exactly does dbootstrap say? Perhaps you could try
using the report option, which will write a log to a floppy.
> if i dd these files to floppies, these floppies don't seem to have
> a filesystem known to me/my kernel any more. i did the
> installation from net and didn't need the floppies any more.
That's normal, they just contain a splitted tar with a few bytes
header on each disk.