And as i said before, thanks, but none of what you're saying makes a bit of
difference for someone trying to install RH 7.1 on an alpha XL266 machine.
> >> Anyone who installed RH7.1 via MILO on a XL266 is lying and full of
> > I have just finished to install RHL7.0 via MILO 2.2-17 (found on RHL 7.1
> > on a AlphaServer 400 4/233 (Avanti), and all works fine.
> > I tried to install 7.1, but the setup doesn't work with SRM and MILO
> > think that RHL 7.1 has some install bugs on old Alpha machines.
> As it was said a number of times a default kernel used in 7.1
> distribution is compiled to work on "Wildfire" machines and this
> will not load with milo (unless the latest ones from
> http://www.suse.de/~stepan/ take that into account - I do not know
> and I have no way to check). The problem is with
> CONFIG_ALPHA_LEGACY_START_ADDRESS which is _not_ set. OTOH really
> _nothing_ forces you to use that kernel from Red Hat to do an
> installation. You have floppy images and you may replace on these
> whatever you desire.
Yes, I did, with an entire RH 6.2 cd set.
> It is also quite possible that on a milo booting machine root/ramdisk
> pair of floppies from 7.0 will work with CDs from 7.1.
How many different versions do you want me to download to get it to work?
> Once again I have
> no way to try but it should be trivial for somebody with a hardware.
> Depending what hardware support is compiled in a boot kernel even
> a combination of a root floppy and 7.1 ramdisk may work (none of
> modules will load but this is ok if you have enough built-in to boot).
> Of course an installed by default from 7.1 a "production" kernel will be
> also a wrong one. Well, boot for the first time from a floppy, or using
> saved old kernel (remember about modules), and reconfigure and compile
> yourself something which fits. There is no law which says that you have
> to use whatever Red Hat happened to dump on your hard drive. You _have_
That's right, there is no law, but there should be a law for RH to put out
7.1 broken for XL266 machines.
There's nothing difficult about loading MILO, but that's neither here nor
there. I'm not jumping through hoops just to get it to run. So, not being
a magician, I loaded 6.2. My life does not revolve around RH, RPMs, and
such. I've got work to do, not sit around trying to fix something that
shouldn't even be broke.
Thanks again for the input, but it just doesn't matter.