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Re: MILO/Install Problem With XL-233



Thanks! The suggestion worked. I should have tried that myself. Still,
does anyone have any idea(s) why the floppy is seemingly unreadable ? I
just hope this won't be something which will haunt me later.

Kevin Nguyen wrote:
> 
> ----- 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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