Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 9848
Can't extract vmlinux.gz on AlphaServer 800, target is DS10s
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
He are the steps that have been done in installing Linux for Alpha. Also
attach below are problems encounterer during the installation.
1. The Linux OS CD 1 for Alpha doesn't have a dostools directory. We need
this directory to copy image file from Linux CD to diskette. As describe
from installation guide this directory should exist on Linux OS CD 1.
2. Successfully download rawrite executable from redhat website. Rawrite
is a command that will extract image to floppy disk. Rawrite should be
found on dostools directory. Able to copy image to floppy using the
downloaded rawrite command
3. From Alpha SRM console, we try to install Linux using the image disk
and OS CD1 by issuing the following command :
P00>> boot dva0 -file vmlinux.gz -flags "root=/dev/scd0"
4. During the loading compressed vmlinux.gz the following error occurs
ext2_bread : read error
unzip : invalid compressed format
aboot : loading plain vmlinux.gz...
aboot : unexpected object file format 102026
enter kernel name and arguments:
Rayman Glenn Despojo, mcse, ase
Systems Engineer, Internet Technology
Compaq Computer Philippines, Inc.
IDD : (632) 840-6330
Fax : (632) 848-0502
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Assigned to Matt
*** Bug 10961 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
for booting the CD-ROM install:
For booting system after you install:
Please read the manual.