Re: Install problems on AXPpci33

jestabro@amt.tay1.dec.com
Thu, 14 Nov 1996 10:49:00 -0500

>>> "Bas Kelderman" said:
> I am new to installing Linux on an Alpha machine and I am having a lot of
> problems starting the installation on an AXPpci33.
> I am using RedHat 3.0.3 and a 4.3Gb Quantum Atlas SCSI drive. The machine
> has 64Mb and an S3 compatible display adapter. I get as far as a milo
> prompt I then enter "boot fd0:vmlinux.gz root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1" and
> insert the bootkernel (allright, I insert the bootdisk and then press
> enter) , I think this is where the problem is, WHAT bootdisk / kernel
> whatever should I use & where can I find it?

Use the NONAME kernels and MILOs for the AXPpci33. The floppy images holding
the kernels are in the images/ directory on the CD. MILOs are best fetched
from gatekeeper.dec.com:pub/DEC/Linux-Alpha/Miniloader/test-images/udb-noname,
for your boxes.

> Another problem is a Matrox Millenium on an AXPpci33 (noname), when I
> insert the card and boot the machine it takes about five minutes before the
> firmware initializes, is there anyone out there with a firmware newer than
> 4.36?

Yes, only the very latest console firmware revisions have the BIOS emulation
that's up to handling the init of the Millenium. Unfortunately, I'm not sure
that the NONAME firmware has been updated to this level. Revision 4.36 is
the latest I can see on www.windowsnt.digital.com.

--Jay++

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