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Alpha Multia: boot off floppy but root disk is on wd0 ? (fwd)
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- Subject: Alpha Multia: boot off floppy but root disk is on wd0 ? (fwd)
- From: Steven Kehlet <kehlet_(_at_)_techfuel_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 16:21:12 -0700 (PDT)
After a bit of discussion with Wim Vandeputte <bunbun_(_at_)_reptile_(_dot_)_rug_(_dot_)_ac_(_dot_)_be>
(thanks!) if someone could make me a bootable floppy image with a
GENERIC kernel on it I *would really appreciate it* :-) :-)!
Thanks if any kind soul would be willing to take the time and email me
that image. It still wouldn't be my completely automatic solution, but
if at least I could get a kernel with BOOT_CONFIG in it so I get the
boot prompt then I could manually boot off my IDE drive. Just a
suggestion it might be a good idea to ship rescue or fixit floppies with
this compiled in, or compile it into the install floppy (floppy25.fs).
If I'm way off or don't realize something really obvious here then just
ignore me :-).
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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 15:34:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steven Kehlet <kehlet_(_at_)_techfuel_(_dot_)_com>
Subject: Alpha Multia: boot off floppy but root disk is on wd0 ?
I have an Alpha Multia box with OpenBSD 2.5 successfully installed.
Problem is my multia has no SCSI drives, just an IDE and a floppy. The
Multia's SRM won't recognize any IDE drives, so I can't boot my system
Question: how can I rig a floppy to boot off of which will automatically
find my IDE drive and boot off it instead? Or can anyone tell me a
The floppy25.fs never gives me a boot prompt where I can pick my root
filesystem. Is there a key I can hit or something to interrupt the
boot? No matter what I do it just boots up the install kernel and
Thank you very much in advance for taking the time to think about this.
If I can provide any more information, please let me know.