LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-01-2003, 09:09 AM   #1
rdnzl
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
RedHat 7.2 on Digital PWS 500au


I have a Digital PWS 500au running Tru64Unix and I want to install RedHat alpha 7.2
I have downloaded the iso images of the redHat CDs and burn them (using Nero under Windows).
I should be able to boot my machine from Disc 1 but when I do so :
>>> boot DKA0 -flags 0
It starts fine reading the bootstrap code :
>>> Block 0 of DKA0 is a valid boot block
but soon after it crash with a bootstrap failure. I have the feeling maybe it cannot start loading the kernel ...

I was wandering if I have to add some flags to the boot command such as the root device or the explicit name of the kernel file.

Another thing (which is closely related), when I want to create a boot image on a floppy, I boot Tru64Unix, mount the RedHat cd 1 and issue :
# dd if=<image-file> of=/dev/fd0c bs=72k
But if I try to boot from the floppy :
>>> boot DVA0 -flags 0
it seems to be non-bootable because I get
>>> Block 0 of DVA0 is not a valid boot block
>>> Bootstrap failure
Is it the right way of creating a bootable floppy usind dd ?

Thanks

Romain
 
Old 07-07-2003, 06:00 AM   #2
Minuteman
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Switzerland
Distribution: Redhat, Slackware
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 0
What is the version of your SRM?
Have you checked the md5 sum of your ISO images?

Your workstation (Miata) should be supported: http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/FAQ-5.html

The boot process is right, it is >>> boot yourcdrom -flags 0

Last edited by Minuteman; 07-07-2003 at 06:07 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DEC PWS video Q? Mack_T Linux - Hardware 1 06-20-2005 10:02 PM
DEC Alpha PWS 600au + Debian 3.0_r2 + OpenVMS jkmccarthy LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro 1 10-18-2004 02:27 PM
USB Digital Camera under RedHat 8 BlinkEye Linux - Hardware 17 07-28-2003 09:33 AM
Digital output on Redhat 8.0 Zeth_htp Linux - General 1 03-10-2003 10:05 PM
Digital output on Redhat 8.0 Zeth_htp Linux - Distributions 1 03-05-2003 02:31 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:15 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration