Neohapsis is currently accepting applications for employment. For more information, please visit our website www.neohapsis.com or email email@example.com
From: James Fowler (santiago_at_cox.net)
Date: Fri Dec 06 2002 - 19:51:32 CST
Just for the record, although I know that some people have been successful
at getting a PWS to boot from a CD, I have never been able to get my PWS
to boot from the CD. I have tried two different IDE cdroms (one was the
original Toshiba) without success. I never had to wait for the chipset to
warm up on my Miata either though. So maybe these machines are just
quirky. My experiences is that once I got it installed (not too
challenging) that it has been rock solid (better than any x86 stuff and
slightly more so than my SPARCs) YMMV.
I say go for the floppies and get on with it.
On Fri, 6 Dec 2002, Stephen Lewis wrote:
> > Subject:
> > booting cd image
> > Date:
> > Thu, 5 Dec 2002 22:01:46 -0600
> > From:
> > "G.L. Grobe" <garygrobe.net>
> > Reply-To:
> > axp-listredhat.com
> > To:
> > <axp-listredhat.com>
> > Well, now that I've got a bootable RH 7.2 cd ... I can't seem to get
> > it to
> > boot.
> > The only image I see on this disk is /kernels/vmlinux.gz and I've
> > tried many
> > variations of the following command.
> > >>> boot dka0 -fi /kernels/vmlinux.gz
> > failed to open dka0.0.0.4.0
> > >>> show dev
> > dka0.0.0.4.0 DKA0 Toshiba CD-ROM XM-57
> > The machine is a PW500a.
> > Any ideas much appreciated?
> When you type 'boot dka0' SRM "should" read the boot blocks
> on the CD ROM. If it does not like what is sees it
> will say something like "invalid boot block". In your
> case SRM is not even trying. This is something pretty low level
> and nothing to do with the files on your CD.
> Try opening the tray and typing 'boot dka0' SRM should say
> somthing like "media not present" which it repeats waiting
> for a CD to appear, if it does insert your CD and close the tray
> it "should" now boot. If it does none of these things you have
> a bad CD ROM drive, I have a Toshiba on IDE in a Miata and it
> can boot from SRM,
> Stephen Lewis
> Axp-list mailing list
-- James Fowler santiagocox.net ICQ: 59959089
"Thinking implies disagreement; and disagreement implies non-comformity; and non-comformity implies heresy; and heresy implies disloyality -- so obviously thinking must be stopped" [Call to Greatness, 1954] -- Adlai Stephenson
_______________________________________________ Axp-list mailing list Axp-listredhat.com https://listman.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/axp-list