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Bug 9848 - Can't extract vmlinux.gz on AlphaServer 800, target is DS10s
Can't extract vmlinux.gz on AlphaServer 800, target is DS10s
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
: 10961 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-02-29 03:25 EST by joel.josol
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-22 13:50:05 EDT
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Description joel.josol 2000-02-29 03:25:34 EST
Hi Joel.

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:
			aboot >

Rayman Glenn Despojo, mcse, ase
Systems Engineer, Internet Technology
Compaq Computer Philippines, Inc.
IDD : (632) 840-6330
Fax : (632) 848-0502
Email : rayman.despojo@compaq.com
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-03-02 12:14:59 EST
Assigned to Matt
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-05-15 10:46:59 EDT
*** Bug 10961 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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