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Re: MILO/Install Problem With XL-233



I spent countless hours for this problem.  According to the information I
got, the ISA-PCI bridge chip has a bug in it.  That is why you can't boot
the kernel from floppy disk (which is using ISA-PCI bridge chip).  You must
boot kernel from the SCSI CD-ROM.
I hope someone take this information and post it some where so people like
you and me don't have to deal with this problem any more.

I am glad that  it worked for you.
kevinn
----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Sloan <michael@theprintinghouse.com>
To: <axp-list@redhat.com>
Sent: Friday, July 30, 1999 8:30 AM
Subject: 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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