|Summary:||Corrupt Alpha image in 5.2 download|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||markh|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-03-22 17:04:57 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description markh 1998-12-01 16:56:31 UTC
I have an AlphaServer 1200 (TINCUP/rawhide) that I'm trying to bring up on Redhat Linux. Having tried the Alpha 5.1 CD ROM and been unable to boot from it, either directly or via the floppy images, I thought I'd try downloading the necessary images from your 5.2 posting. I downloaded the rawhide-s.img boot image from rawhide.redhat.com yesterday and was unable to boot it. The system crashed during the aboot load sequence with the error "unzip: invalid compressed format". Gunzip gets "unexpected end of file" when I mount the floppy and copy the vmlinux.gz file back and attempt to decompress it. Please advise.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-03 17:06:59 UTC
What is the exact command line you are typeing at the MILO prompt that you are using to try to boot the system. If possible please give the one you are using for both CD boot and floppy boot. Also you cannot unzip the vmlinux.gz file. It needs to stay in the zipped format for it to work properly.
Comment 2 Mike Wangsmo 1998-12-16 21:01:59 UTC
This *might* be a problem with the floppy disk or the image. I'm fairly certain that nothing but the 2.1 generic kernel will boot that machine though.
Comment 3 mhitch 1998-12-18 08:01:59 UTC
It appeared to me that the vmlinux.gz kernel in the rawhide-s.img was truncated. The disk image was full, and the vmlinux.gz file was smaller than a gzipped version of the rawhide kernel.