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Re: Alpha Boot Failure

Ok Here's an exerpt from the OpenBSD kernel boot, the HD gets detected as
sd0, but at a certain point it stops and asks for the root device... BUT
the keyboard does not work...so i cant issue sd0 ...
How can I inform the kernel that the root device is sd0a?


siop0 at pci1 dev 0 function 0 "Symbios Logic 53c875" rev 0x04: dec 6600 irq 27 has RAM
scsibus0 at siop0: 16 targets
siop0: target 1 now using tagged 16 bit 20MHz 15 REQ/ACK offset xfers
sd0 at scsibus0 targ 1 lun 0: <COMPAQ, BB01811C9C, 3B07> SCSI2 0/direct fixed
sd0: 17365MB, 7001 cyl, 20 head, 254 sec ...
stray isa irq 3
stray isa irq 4
WARNING: can't figure what device matches ""
root device:


Thanks guys,

On Wed, 3 Jul 2002, Matthew Jacob wrote:

MJ>We're not psychic. You have to try and tell us what the boot messages indicate
MJ>in terms of devices seen...
MJ>On Wed, 3 Jul 2002, Eduardo Damato wrote:
MJ>> Hi All,
MJ>> I am sorry for the cross posting (posted a few days ago in misc), but I
MJ>> havent solved the alpha root device problem yet.
MJ>> I have installed openbsd 3.1 successfully in my AlphaServer DS20. During
MJ>> install all went well, but when i boot it, it does not find a root device,
MJ>> and therefore gets stuck. It even asks for a root device during boot BUT
MJ>> the keyboard does not work, so i cant type sd0a where it asks for the root
MJ>> device. I have searched a lot for the aproppriate boot_osflags but havent
MJ>> found yet any flags to set the root device for sd0a. Can anyone help?
MJ>> Thanks a Lot,
MJ>> Eduardo.
MJ>> --
MJ>> Eduardo Damato
MJ>> Analista de Redes - GRC
MJ>> Assessoria de Informática - UNESP
MJ>> email: damato@unesp.br
MJ>> fone: (11) 252-0577

Eduardo Damato
Analista de Redes - GRC
Assessoria de Informática - UNESP

email: damato@unesp.br
fone: (11) 252-0577