Subject: Re: Anyone ever try using a 164LX Firmware on a 164UX?
View: Complete Thread (11 articles)
Date: 2002-08-07 08:55:49 PST
> Since the boards are very similar, it would be advantageous to use the
> superior 164LX Firmware on the 164UX (Ruffian). The Ruffian has poor GFX
> support and no Redhat support anymore.
> Anyone have any words of wisdom on the subject?
I have RedHat 7.2 running on a Ruffian with no major problems. I am
2.2.18. Here are my abbreviated instructions:
1) Make a floppy disk with ramdisk.img on it.
2) Make a floppy disk with drvblock.img on it.
3) Boot MILO only, and insert the RedHat 7.2 CDROM.
4) From MILO run the boot command:
boot sr0:/kernels/vmlinux.gz root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1
5) When prompted, insert the ramdisk image floppy you made above and
6) Next, it will ask the install type. If you are doing a CD
Installation, the Symbios 53cxx SCSI driver is not in the default image.
a) Press F2 and insert the drvblock.img diskette.
b) select the Symbios SCSI driver.
7) From here on out, things should go OK. Remember, since MILO doesn't
understand EXT3 partitions, that your /boot partition must be ext2.
8) In your environment variables set up, you will need to add an initrd=
statement to the environment variable you boot, or your MILO command
line. My complete MILO command line is:
boot sda3:/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-32.5 \
MH Software, Inc.
> Go back and google through this group for Ruffian. I wrote a rather
> extensive install guide for RedHat 7.2 about a year ago that should help
> you out.
>> I wonder if anyone can throw some light on our problem....
>>We're trying to install RedHat 7.2 on to an AlphaPC 164UX box, and having
>>difficulties with MILO. After much searching around we've obtained a version
>>(Jay's Hacked Version) of milo-ruffian.bin, used rawrite to extract it,
>>giving us three files (ldmilo.exe, linload.exe, milo). We've tried copying
>>the files to floppy and also on to a small partition, and adjusted the
>>environment variables to use multi(0)disk(0)fdisk(0) or scsi(0)etc... On
>>start it now says it is loading MILO, followed by "MILO File with 607504
>>bytes loaded at 80500000"
>>and then hangs - no error message, just a flashing cursor.
>>Any ideas? Its driving us up the wall!
>>Alison & Roger.