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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:43 am    Post subject: gentoo livecd on ds20l [solved] Reply with quote

hi folks,

i have a ds20l (its a slightly modified ds20e afaik in a 1u rack mount case). i want to install gentoo but i have the problem, that no graphiccard is installed in this baby, so i have to install via serial console.

at this point the problem starts: i have to boot via SRM and tried
Code:
boot dqb0 -flags 0
and
Code:
boot dqb0 -flags 1
for kernel 2.4 but everytime its the same result:
Code:
P00>>>show device
dka0.0.0.3.0               DKA0              COMPAQ BD0186459A  B010
dqb0.0.1.16.0              DQB0                        CD-224E  A.8D
eia0.0.0.3.1               EIA0              00-02-56-00-26-CD
eib0.0.0.4.0               EIB0              00-02-56-00-26-CC
pka0.7.0.3.0               PKA0                  SCSI Bus ID 7
P00>>>boot dqb0 -flags 1
(boot dqb0.0.1.16.0 -flags 1)
block 0 of dqb0.0.1.16.0 is a valid boot block
reading 170 blocks from dqb0.0.1.16.0
bootstrap code read in
base = 200000, image_start = 0, image_bytes = 15400(87040)
initializing HWRPB at 2000
initializing page table at 3ff46000
initializing machine state
setting affinity to the primary CPU
jumping to bootstrap code
aboot: Linux/Alpha SRM bootloader version 0.9bpre
aboot: switching to OSF/1 PALcode version 1.91
aboot: booting from device 'IDE 0 16 1 0 0 0 0'
aboot: no disklabel found.
iso: Max size:32848   Log zone size:2048
iso: First datazone:36   Root inode number 73728
aboot: loading uncompressed /boot/gentoo2.4...
aboot: loading compressed /boot/gentoo2.4...
aboot: zero-filling 662824 bytes at 0xfffffc000084a5e0
aboot: loading initrd (2239361 bytes/2186 blocks) at 0xfffffc007fc16000
aboot: starting kernel /boot/gentoo2.4 with arguments  root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc  dokeymap looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot


now my question is, how can i tell the kernel, it should use ttys0 as default console, coz the boot-process seems to end at this point :(

thx stefan
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to append console=/dev/ttyS0 to your kernel arguments. You do this by booting in interactive mode.

Code:

boot dqb0 -flags i


I don't have my alpha in front of me at the moment, so bear with me.

Aboot should come up interactively and not immediatly jump to loading the kernel. You should be able to at this point issue the following:

Code:
b /boot/gentoo2.4 console=/dev/ttyS0 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc dokeymap looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot


Your kernel arguments may not be exactly like this, I simply took them from your post.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks man, that solved the problem. i have successfully installed gentoo on that machine now.
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