Originally posted by The7thGuest
I am attempting to install Debian onto an Alpha based system. I have downloaded Debian CD1 for the ALPHA archetecture but the system is not capible of booting from CD's.
I have been reading the Debian Instalation manual about booting it, and it shows options such a booting from tFTP or floppies. I would like to boot from a floppy as once the machine is set up, I will no longer have access to it so all installation media will be given to its owner.
I have read about using MILO, unfortunately there doesnt appear to be an image suitable for my sub-arch. available.
The machine is a 'Compaq Professional Workstation XP1000' running 'AlphaBIOS Version 5.69a 990423.1542'. The processor is a 'Digital Alpha 21264, Revision 0.5'
I have attempted to boot using recover.bin and a MILO image (admitedly not the right one). Any help on the matter would be much appreciated. Thanks in advace...
The place to go for AlphaServer issues is http://www.alphalinux.org
At their site they have doc's:
* AlphaLinux FAQ
* AlphaLinux Howto
* AlphaLinux kernel page
* MILO Howto
* SRM Howto
* AlphaBIOS Howto
* Frame Buffer Howto
* Mailing List Archives
* ALO Hardware Database
Links to distro's for AlphaServer's:
* Alpha Core
* Mandriva (Mandrake)
* Polish Linux Distribution
* RedHat 7.2 (From HP)
And latest news about the original 64bit processors, made by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), the Alpha (AlphaServer).
The support site for your system is here > http://search.hp.com/query.html?hpvc...&la=en&ctry=us