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> Last week I was having troubles booting my alpha LX164 system into the
> install program. I've figured that all out.
> Now, I can't figure out what to type from the MILO> prompt to start up the
> O/S for the first time.
> milo finds the various partitions (sda1, sda2, etc), but I don't know what
> type to boot (or at least nothing I type is recognized).
would be good to know what you really installed.
If your /boot is not mounted from a separate partition (not a smart move forQuote:
> I've tried such things as:
> boot sda2:/vmlinux.gz root=/dev/sda2
various reasons) and your kernel and related files resides in /boot then this
has a zero chance to work. If these are separate partitions then "sda2" in
both places cannot be right.
Are you sure that you have /boot/vmlinux.gz file? Remember that milo doesQuote:> boot sda2:/boot/vmlinux.gz root=/dev/sda2
not handle symbolic links. Likely this is something like
/boot/vmlinux-2.4.... whatever. /etc/milo.conf may help to reduce typing and
will make the whole setup more flexible.
Moreover if your kernel loads drivers to access your hard disk from initrdQuote:> boot sda2:/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2 etc.
then you will not have much of luck without it. If you are using ext3
filesystem then drivers for that may reside in initrd as well.
I do not know if milos are capable of getting initrd loaded; I heard mixed
reports about that. If not then you need a custom kernel to get your system
started from a hard drive.
As it was suggested previously a smart move would be to use SRM instead ifQuote:> Can anyone provide some guidance?
you do not have really good reasons to do otherwise.
I doubt it. If this is really the case then get better milo. But you canQuote:> I've tried using cd and ls to poke around
> the disk, but ls doesn't seem to work properly.
boot your distribution media in a "rescue" mode (or switch to a text
console), mount your disk partitions and poke around. If you will do mounting
in a reasonable way then you can use 'chroot' to "switch" to your installed
system and take over from there.
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