I have an AlphaServer 1200 (TINCUP/rawhide) that I'm trying
to bring up on Redhat Linux. Having tried the Alpha 5.1 CD
ROM and been unable to boot from it, either directly or via
the floppy images, I thought I'd try downloading the
necessary images from your 5.2 posting.
I downloaded the rawhide-s.img boot image from
rawhide.redhat.com yesterday and was unable to boot it. The
system crashed during the aboot load sequence with the error
"unzip: invalid compressed format". Gunzip gets "unexpected
end of file" when I mount the floppy and copy the vmlinux.gz
file back and attempt to decompress it.
What is the exact command line you are typeing at the MILO prompt that
you are using to try to boot the system. If possible please give the
one you are using for both CD boot and floppy boot.
Also you cannot unzip the vmlinux.gz file. It needs to stay in the
zipped format for it to work properly.
This *might* be a problem with the floppy disk or the image. I'm
fairly certain that nothing but the 2.1 generic kernel will boot that
It appeared to me that the vmlinux.gz kernel in the rawhide-s.img was
truncated. The disk image was full, and the vmlinux.gz file was
smaller than a gzipped version of the rawhide kernel.
I am sure at this point this has been corrected in RawHide. Please
re-open the bug if this is not the case.
------- Email Received From Mark Hull-Richter <markh> 03/22/99 12:18 -------