So, I'm new at this...
1. MILO is working just fine, from my NTFS partition no-less, and is now
part of my boot-menu
2. MILO can boot my generic.img based floppy just fine, and I also tried the
newer 2.2.12-based generic.img
1. MILO boots using the following command lines (all have been tried, all
yield the same results)
a) boot floppy (FAILS when prompted for RAM-disk)
b) boot fd0:vmlinux.gz root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=1 (FAILS
when prompted for RAM-disk)
c) boot fd0:vmlinux.gz -fl "rw root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1
prompt_ramdisk=1" (FAILS when prompted for RAM-disk)
d) boot scd0:kernels/generic.gz root=/dev/scd0 (FAILS because .iso image of
RH6 available from ftp.AlphaLinux.org doesn't include dev/ bin/ usr/ etc.
links in the image, so there is no /dev/console)
The specifif RAM-disk related error message is:
"Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0"
The RAM-disk floppy has been built two ways: "rawrite" with the 6.0 CD's
ramdisk.img, as well as "rawrite" with the ramdisk.img from RedHat's
updates/ directory. Yes, I've tried different floppy-disks.
Q. Has anyone seen this sort of thing before?
Q. Does it matter if I use the DOSutil "rawrite" under WinNT to make my
disks? The OS-floppy works fine, so it seems to work...
Q. Is there an ISO image which includes /dev/console and such, so that I can
boot/install straight from the CD-ROM?
Q. Should I even be bothering with RedHat 6.0, or should I:
a) Wait for RedHat 6.1?
b) Use SuSE instead?
Q. When should I use sr0 vs. scd0 as a device name?
I wanted to get this beast up and running THIS weekend, so buying an Alpha
distribution isn't really my solution right now.
Thanks for ANY help - e-mail is appreciated!