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Re: slink_cd: still waiting on final boot/install setup

On Sat, 27 Feb 1999, Loic Prylli wrote:

> > > > On the alpha front, I've seen/heard _nothing_ about boot/install 
>stuff. Is
> > > > anything happening out there? If we're going to get a chance to get 
> > > > stuff done we need it _now_.
>Here is a diff to add the Alpha boot stuff to slink_cd.

OK, cheers. I'll get it into slink_cd today.

>It creates all the boot files under the boot directory (one subdirectory
>for each subarch with milo, linload, and kernel, with aboot(bootlx)
>just under /boot). You can only boot
>from ARC/AlphaBIOS, or from SRM for SRM-only machines, but bisexual
>machines cannot be booted yet from SRM.
>This could be partially solved by adding later a generic 2.2 kernel
>bootable from srm (or if I succeed to boot MILO from aboot, which I
>would not be able to try before monday), or generating about 15
>more kernels.
>To create the CD on a i386 machine, you need the isomarkboot program,
>I have compiled an i386 version I put on
>I will ask for the 990205 to be put in the archive in case I cannot
>generate a new one with the latest boot-floppies change (I won't be
>able to try this before sunday evening).

Steve McIntyre, Allstor Software         smcintyr@allstor-sw.co.uk
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