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After a successful install of RedHat 7.1 on my Alpha, I cannot boot the thing. At the SRM prompt, I do: boot dka0
(boot dka0.0.0.6.0 -file 3/boot/vmlinuz -flags root=/dev/sda3)
block 0 of dka0.0.0.6.0 is not a valid boot block
I let the install program set the partitions. Everything went great including the xconfig part. What have I missed or is this a bug?
The first problem seems to have been that the Alpha requires the use of fdisk to make the partitions. I reinstalled using fdisk to set bsd type partitions. After doing this, It now starts the boot process. It dies when trying to read the kernel giving:
aboot: loading uncompressed boot/vmlinuz-2.4.3-12
aboot: loading compressed boot/vmlinuz-2.4.3-12
Failed to send Read to disk dka0.0.0.6.0
ext2_bread: read error
unzip: invalid compressed format
This leaves it with the aboot prompt. I have not been able to get past this.
Thanks for the input. I discovered that there was a DOS partition already on the disk and to fix the problem, I erased the partition table and wrote it to disk. Then I reinstalled. From there all was working great.