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Re: MILO/Install Problem With XL-233



----- Original Message ----- 
From: Michael Sloan <michael@theprintinghouse.com>
To: <axp-list@redhat.com>
Sent: Friday, July 30, 1999 7:20 AM
Subject: MILO/Install Problem With XL-233


> I am trying to install RedHat 6.0 (obtained from directly from RedHat)
> on a XL-233 system. I don't have a great deal of experience with Alpha
> systems, but managed to get the boot menu properly configured and MILO
> (version 2.0.35-c4, dated 04-20-1999, taken from the RedHat 6.0 CD in
> /milo/images/xl.img) running.
> 
> However, when I replace the MILO floppy with the kernel floppy and try a
> variety of different syntaxes to actually boot the kernel image, I get
> the following message:
> 
> VFS: Disk change detected on device 2/0
> DMA crossing 64-K boundary fffffc00000ec000-fffffc00000f0400
> end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00, sector 2
> block_read: read failed (after 0 bytes)
> ext2 sb read failedDMA crossing 64-K boundary
> fffffc00000ec000-fffffc00000f0400
> end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00, sector 72
> block_read: read failed (after 0 bytes)
> 
> [messages about iso and msdos filesystem reads deleted]
> 
> MILO: failed to read msdos boot sector
> MILO: unknown filesystem on device fd0
> MILO: Failed to load the kernel
> 
> after trying the following (or several variations):
> 
> boot fd0:vmlinux.gz root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=1
> 
Can you try this:
boot sr0:kernels/generic.gz root=/dev/scd0

sr0=your cdrom disk.

> 
> Even trying 'ls fd0:' produces the 'unknown filesystem' error messages.
> I have looked at the kernel disk in question on two separate linux
> systems (intel, non-redhat), and there appears to be nothing wrong with
> the disk - no bad blocks or other errors. I even tried multiple disks,
> and creating said kernel disk from linux and NT platforms, with the same
> result. I tried booting from the CD (which it could read) and got a
> kernel panic.
> 
> Any suggestions ?
> -- 
> Michael Sloan
> The Printing House, Ltd.
> michael@theprintinghouse.com
> 
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