Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> > If this is a Miata, (pws433au, etc.) The "Qlogic ISP" controller in the
> > motherboard doesn't work with the current drivers. Don't connect
> > anything to it. Forget it's there. I don't know if anybody is working on
> > a fix or not.
> I am not sure where the disks are exactly at, but while the controllers
> are found during boot none of the disks can be seen by the installer.
> > As for the "missing" modules in the installer, I thought that was an
> > error myself- until I realized that Alpha does not support the initrd
> > image that the intel platform does. All the supported scsi modules are
> > already compiled into the Alpha kernel. To install with an "unsupported"
> > scsi adapter, I assume you would need to compile a new kernel that could
> > be put on a floppy with the correct scsi module already compiled in. Of
> > course this means comiling on another Alpha (chicken and egg problem).
If it's a real Qlogic ISP, it is supported. The Miata's on-board SCSI
isn't a 'true' Qlogic ISP.
> Both controller should be supported according to the manual. We do have
> several alphas, so compiling would not be a problem. Is it possible to
> simply mount the boot image via loopback and copy a new kernel in ?
> I remember something abour romfs. Is this documented somewhere ?
Um. I could be wrong, but I think the ramdisk.img is the ROMFS disk.
As for creating a bootable floppy with a new kernel, page 47 of the Red
Hat Alpha Addendum for 6.0 says:
# fdformat /dev/fd0
# mke2fs /dev/fd0
# e2writeboot /dev/fd0 /boot/bootlx
That will write the Aboot loader to an ext2 formatted floppy. Then I
believe you copy a compressed kernel "vmlinux.gz" to it. (hopefully it
> > Once you install from this custom boot floppy, you would need to start
> > the system once with it and recompile again on the target machine again
> > with the correct scsi adapter selected.
> No problem once something is on the machine. Thanks.
> Is there some docu on XP1000 installation of RH 6.x ? We just tried 6.0,
> but it failed exactly at the same spot. On API I found only referrences
> regarding RH 5.2.
I think Compaq has a nice page covering Alpha Linux installation.
> BTW. Does someone know where the /dev-entries are,
> so I could mount somthing manually ?
The installer creates them as needed. You can always use 'mknod' to
create one yourself, but if you can't make it in /dev (might be
read-only) you can make it in /tmp (which is in ram during the install).
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