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RE: debian-installer alpha platform titan/privateer

I put the Redhat aboot into the boot sector of a Debian boot disk I made and
it booted.  I figured it was a newer version because the ES45's were pretty
new as far as Alphas go and also because Debian has a reputation about being
very careful about promoting packages into production.

In any event, aboot works from Redhat and the new Alphacore release just
fine but, I am a Debian nut and would really love to see it install on an
ES45.  I used to have ES40's which ran Debian beautifully and was pretty
chagrined to find that ES45's wouldn't install Debian without a jack-hammer.

I finally have time to get back to these two Alphas and would like to know
if there is anything I can do to help the ES45 become Debian friendly?

The message aboot gives me is:

Kernel stack not valid halt
PC = fffffc0001031cf4

Please advise and thanks for your time,


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Langasek [mailto:vorlon@debian.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 7:31 AM
To: BCIV.Collins@med.va.gov
Cc: debian-boot@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: debian-installer alpha platform titan/privateer

On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 05:36:27AM -0500, BCIV.Collins@med.va.gov wrote:
> I have a couple of Compaq ES-45's (Titan/Privateer) and the version of
> the debian-installer* uses won't work with them.  I made a custom boot
> using a more current version of aboot and that booted fine.  Are there any
> plans to use a newer version of aboot in the debian-installer for the
> platform?  If so, I would gladly test it.

*what* more current version?  The last upstream release of aboot from
http://sourceforge.net/projects/aboot is 0.9b, which is what Debian ships,
and should also have been the version used in building any disk images.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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