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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:59 pm    Post subject: Installing Gentoo on Dec Alpha Multia Reply with quote

Hi,

I wonder if someone could help me out on an install issues. I know the Dec Alpha is an older architecture, but I thought it would be interesting to bring up the system running Gentoo. I'm using the Minimal CD for Alpha. The system boots up using the Gentoo alpha cd; however, it kernel panics on /dev/ram0. Actual error message below:
"VFS: Cannot open root device device "ram0" or unknown-block(0,0): error -6"

The system has 64MB RAM, SCSI CDROM, SCSI Harddrive (~14GB).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Robert
P.S. I happen to have 10 DEC Alpha Miltia systems, which I brought few years back and they been taking up space. There in the original DEC box, have the vertical stand mount, and a DEC mouse pad.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some deeper hardware info?

How was the kernel configured?

Try to configure the kernel without initrd.
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