Re: Which Milo for AS600 5/266?

Bill Scanga (
Mon, 18 Nov 1996 21:13:20 -0500

At 02:19 PM 10/31/96 -0500, Jay A Estabrook wrote:
>That's exactly what you *do* want to do, boot via SRM, bypassing MILO, as
>we (currently) have no MILO for the ALCOR (AS500/600 family).
>Read the SRM Firmware HOWTO at:
>Good luck!
> American Non Sequitur Society: we don't make sense, but we do like pizza...
>Jay A Estabrook Alpha Migration Tools - LINUX Project
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OK. I see there is now a MILO for the alcor (AlphaStation 500/600) family

I downloaded the milo.dd, and sure 'nuf, >>>boot sda3 popped me straight
into the MILO> prompt! So I pillaged a SCSI disk from a perfectly
functional Linux AlphaStation 200 4/166 (Mustang) and installed it into this
AlphaStation 600 5/266 (Alcor). Mistakenly assuming that once I got past
MILO Alpha Linux is machine independent, I did:

MILO> boot sda3:vmlinux.gz root=/dev/sda3
and got:
partition check sda1 sda2 sda3
Boot line is boot device=sda3 bootfile=vmlinux.gz root=/dev/sda3

Bootstrap complete, kernel @ 0x31000, sp@0x304000
... turning on virtual addressing and jumping to the linux kernel

and then the machine just hangs :(

I suppose that the avanti kernel does not work in an alcor machine, right?
Does anybody have an alcor kernel?

I didn't see one in:


Bill Scanga

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