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even more on aboot...



I was hoping someone could offer some advice on getting my
alphastation 200 to boot from the hard drive.  I read Richard
Tibbetts' comments back in july of 1998 but have still not been
successful at getting my machine to boot properly.  I am currently
booting off a floppy disk 'boot dva -file 5/vmlinux.gz -flags
"root=/dev/sda5"' but it just doesn't feel right.  Every time I try to
'boot dka0' I get:

block 0 of dka0.0.0.6.0 is not a valid boot block
bootstrap failure'

I already have data on my drive and am hoping to keep it :)  I am
running a pretty vanilla full install of Apollo.  Any help would be
most appreciated.

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[root@sprout /root]# swriteboot -v /dev/sda2 /boot/bootlx
Existing disk label is corrupt
Couldn't get a valid disk label, exiting

[root@sprout /root]# fdisk
Using /dev/sda as default device!

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sda: 141 heads, 62 sectors, 1018 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 8742 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start      End   Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda2             2     1018  4445307    5  Extended
/dev/sda5             2      442  1927580   83  Linux native
/dev/sda6           443      883  1927580   83  Linux native
/dev/sda7           884      943   262229   83  Linux native
/dev/sda8           944     1003   262229   83  Linux native
/dev/sda9          1004     1018    65534   83  Linux native

Command (m for help): b
Warning: starting partitions at cylinder 1 will be bad for the health
of your
partition table -- start at cylinder 2 instead!


BSD disklabel command (m for help): p

6 partitions:
#        size   offset    fstype   [fsize bsize   cpg]
  a:  8890614     8742    unused        0     0         # (Cyl.    2 -
1018)
  b:  3855222     8742    unused        0     0         # (Cyl.    2 -
442)
  c:  3855222  3863964    unused        0     0         # (Cyl.  443 -
883)
  d:   524520  7719186    unused        0     0         # (Cyl.  884 -
943)
  e:   524520  8243706    unused        0     0         # (Cyl.  944 -
1003)
  f:   131130  8768226    unused        0     0         # (Cyl. 1004 -
1018)

BSD disklabel command (m for help): q

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