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From: Marc Giger <gigerstyle@...>
Subject: Re: DS25 not booting at all... I'm going mad!
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 18:59:14 +0200
On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 17:06:47 +0200
Davide Cittaro <daweonline@...> wrote:

> Hi folks, let me keep you updated on what's going on with this damn  
> DS25... After compiling everything it simply does not boot! I also  
> tried to create an initrd (installing all by hand, since genkernel  
> goes into errors I couldn't fix) but nothing changes. Following all  
> the instruction from the Gentoo Handbook leads me to a
> 
> starting kernel 2.6.14-rc1-vanilla.gz with arguments root=/dev/sda3  
> initrd=/initrd-2.6.14-rc1=vanilla.img rw
> 
> at the SRM/aboot prompt, but it freezes there...
> I really cannot see how to go on with this, I'm thinking to give up  
> and keep a redhat 7.2 (at least it works...).

Don't give up, you are about to get it;-) Otherwise I'll take the
maschine:-)

If it freeses on boot, it will freese with an initrd too. Initrd can't
help much there.
So what I would try is to recompile the kernel with processor type
set as "generic alpha". I've seen a lot of reports that a specialised
(2.6) kernel could not be booted.
And please try with a kernel which is marked stable e.g. 2.6.12.5.

In your other post you were confused about the LABEL's in the redhat's
fstab.
Redhat uses e2label to Label the partitions and mounts the partitions
with the matching label and not with the devise name. So you can move
around the partitions and it will always(?) mount the right partition on
the right mount point. I always hated it;-)

If you are willing to try further with your nice alpha, it would
be helpful if you post your .config and the exactly messages which you
are seeing.

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