AlphaLinux Install problem

AlphaLinux Install problem

Post by Tung-Ming » Wed, 08 Jun 2005 20:07:58

Hi, all

I just try to install AlphaLinux on my DEC 500a Alpha workstation.
I had download the AlphaLinux (svetlana) v1.0 and try to install
by SRM. Everything going ok till the menu check CDROM screen
display. When I choose skip the check and system display
"error 2 reading header: cpio: Bad magic" and system going to

I try to use v0.9, the same situation. (But I can choose install Language)

Can any one tell me what step I make mistake? Thank you very much.

ps1. in SRM >>> I use "boot dka100" to into aboot prompt.
ps2. in aboot prompt, I use " b /kernels/vmlinux.gz
initrd=/images/cdrom.img " to boot

AlphaLinux Install problem

Post by Ms Rullg » Wed, 08 Jun 2005 20:26:37

"Tung-Ming Pan" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

Is this a PWS500, aka Miata?

Maybe your CD is bad. Have you tried reading it on another machine?
Your CD drive could also be bad.

Ms Rullgd


AlphaLinux Install problem

Post by gl : » Thu, 09 Jun 2005 03:40:41

Il Tue, 07 Jun 2005 19:07:58 +0800, Tung-Ming Pan ha scritto:

you'd better use the new rock-solid Debian 3.1 Sarge.
works on every alpha I own, expecially on PWS 500!! :))

gl :)