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Woody on AplhaDEc 500a - what boot parameters to use?

I am installing woody on a Alpha personal workstation 500a. It used to run Suse 7.1. However, I get stuck in the installation and it keeps going back to the installation menu after prompting for being rebooted.

All seems to work ok until the rebbot to continue the installation of the system. I would appreciate a pointer in the right direction ( I did read the fine manual ) but I am still unclear on the boot parameters upon rebooting.

I have booted from a floppy containing linload.exe and milo and installation from the cd works ok.

After installing the base system, kernel and drivers I find the following mounted:

/dev/ram0	on	/	type ext2 (rw)
/proc		on	/proc	type proc (rw)
/dev/sda2	on	/target	type ext2 (rw)
/dev/cdrom	on	/instmnt type iso9660 (ro)

there are two versions of fstab on on /target/etc
/dev/sda2	/	ext2	errors=remount-ro
/dev/sda3	none	swap	sw
proc		/proc	proc	defaults
/dev/fd0	/floppy	auto	
/dev/cdrom	/cdrom	iso9660

and /etc/fstab that only shows the /dev/fd0

Then mkdir /mnt/fat
mkdosfs /dev/sda1
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/fat
cd /instmnt/milo
cp miata linload.exe /mnt/fat
mount then also shows /dev/sda1 on /mnt/fat

fdisk /dev/sda indicated sda2 as bootable

I edited the boot parameters as boot sda2:/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.20-generic root=/dev/sda2 but that doesn't work - it just restarts the installation from the cd.

Thank you in advance,
John Larsen

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