Subject: Re: [suse-axp] install problem cont'd
From: Ruediger Oertel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Sep 27 1999 - 09:09:23 PDT
sorry, but this sounds like my mistake: the aboot image contains
a kernel that does not support TGA cards (I guess that is what your
system is running).
I just put an updated image to
Hope this helps.
On Mon, 27 Sep 1999 email@example.com wrote:
> Hi list,
> thanks for the helpful comments I got so far. They inched me a little
> bit closer to get SuSE 6.1 installed. After booting with -fl 0 enabled
> I get the following messages:
> (boot dva0.0.0.0.1 -flags 0)
> block 0 of dva0.0.0.0.1 is a valid boot block
> reading 216 blocks from dva0.0.0.0.1
> bootstrap code read in
> base = 148000, image_start = 0, image_bytes = 1b000
> Initializing HWRPB at 2000
> Initializing page table at 13a000
> Initializing machine state
> setting affinity to the primary CPU
> jumping to bootstrap code
> aboot: Linux/Alpha SRM bootloader version 0.5
> aboot: switching to OSF/1 PALcode version 1.35
> aboot: no disklabel found
> aboot: booted_dev=`dva 1 0 0 0 0 0 0'. guessing boot_device=`fd0'
> aboot: loading compressed /vmlinux.gz...
> aboot: ok, now starting the kernel...
> After this the machine reads from the floppy for a little while, hangs,
> i.e., just sits there apparently doing nothing for half an hour by now.
> So, something must be wrong. I tried to swap the diskette to the
> install diskette (suggested by the manual on page 17) even though aboot
> didn't prompt me to, with no result.
> I guess, my questions are the following:
> 1. does this look like a hardware problem?
> 2. if aboot is just waiting for the install diskette, how do I tell it
> that it is in the drive after I swap?
> 3. would it be possible at this point to boot from the CD? If so, what
> flags would be needed?
> 4. In order to educate myself better on the boot process, can someone
> give me a pointer to the inner workings, man page, docs, etc. of aboot?
> Obviously I don't have the machine up and running so can't use it to
> look into the man pages.
> Thanks for your help, Alex.
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