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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:33 am    Post subject: Gentoo on Alpha Reply with quote

Hi,

I've got an alpha based station. It's a EV56 on PC164 Motherboard...

I've a lot of problem to install linux on it.

I'd made the bootstrap and emerge system. But now, I can't emerge any kernel sources. And my alpha doesn't work very well without a kernel

Any idea?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I re begin from scratch

I download the LiveCD 2004.0 for alpha

I burn it

boot


No Network auto detected

modprobe 8139too (my ethernet is RTL8139 based card)

Code:
modprobe: Can't locate module 8139too


Same problem with the Live CD of 02-2004

Any idea????
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other Alpha users may spot your thread more easily in here.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tested today all the Ethernet card I have... none is in LiveCD2004.0 for alpha...

Can someone send me the modules 8139too compiled for alpha by email?
neo_13@caramail.com

It would be great...
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 3:55 pm    Post subject: no network on alpha Reply with quote

Did you try a tulip card? I've had good luck with SMC and Kingston tulip cards on old Alphas. Currently I'm running 2.4.21 using gigabit netgear cards (ga622).

good luck
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My AS1200 is has been running since 1997 (only running linux on it since 2001, when I ditched DEC Unix) without any issues, I'm using a DECChip 21142/43 based card... not sure what the old part number was, but it works great with the tulip driver.

I've also used a Linksys LNE100TX with the tulip driver with no problems.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I cannot try anything since (too) long time... I just have exams this times, but in July will I install Gentoo on my PC164... If it wants or if it doesn't...

I just have some Realtek 8139, nothing else... That's my problem !
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neo_13 wrote:
I tested today all the Ethernet card I have... none is in LiveCD2004.0 for alpha...


I had the same problem when setting up gentoo on my 164SX.
There was a NE2000 compatible network card installed (module ne2k-pci) which was not supplied on the 2004.x live cds. I found out that the 1.4-rc1 livecd has much wider hardware support - the ne2k-pci module was on that cd. maybe your card is supported on that livecd.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 3:23 pm    Post subject: No 3C90x???? Reply with quote

I had similiar problems on my LX164. I had a 3C905 card in it (which OF COURSE EVERYONE has, right??), and was dumbfounded to discover there is not 3C90x module in there either... luckily I had an eepro100 laying around, because I had spent about 4 hours just trying to get it to boot of the live CD. I had to attach an IDE CDROM to get it to boot (I tried 2 SCSI drives, and each could get IO errors when I tried to boot the kernel on both the 1.4rc1 and the 2004.0 ISO's).

I'm hoping I haven't egregiously poked myself by choosing to go with Reiserfs.... I am still emerging system right now, so I have not tried booting off the HDD yet.... cross your fingers for me.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 8:05 pm    Post subject: filesystem Reply with quote

carric wrote:

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I'm hoping I haven't egregiously poked myself by choosing to go with Reiserfs.... I am still emerging system right now, so I have not tried booting off the HDD yet.... cross your fingers for me.


I have successfully used ext2,ext3,reiserfs and xfs on my alpha. The only problems I had so far were with jfs (mkfs.jfs (or was it mount -t jfs ?) failed with a segfault and all disk labels on that drive were gone after reboot) - nice feature... :?

Can't cross my fingers for you atm (I'd need somebody to write my exams to do that :) )
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:27 pm    Post subject: Booting on LX164 Reply with quote

Pain......

Yep, I poked myself. If I try to boot FROM the partition on my IDE drive, I get some weird message:

attempt to read 6748160 belong end of file:6747655

I see something about "reading past end of device" before I get to this, but when I boot of the CDROM, there is no apparent problem with the FS.. any ideas??

I copied the whole /boot dir to my FAT partition, and it just reloads when it hits the "can't read past end of device" message.. disappointment fest man..
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 1:09 pm    Post subject: Alpha - filesystem issues Reply with quote

Every time I tried to use Reiserfs on my AS2100 (I liked it from my x86 experience) I was getting the "reading past end of device" issues - I finally gave up on reiserfs. However EXT3 has been OK on 6 SCSI drives. One thing of note is to ensure that you create BSD dislabels. If you find a way to use reiserfs I sure want to know about it.

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