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Old 07-01-2003, 10:09 AM   #1
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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 ?


Old 07-07-2003, 07:00 AM   #2
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What is the version of your SRM?
Have you checked the md5 sum of your ISO images?

Your workstation (Miata) should be supported:

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

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


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