Alpha now netbooting into FAI

Steffen Grunewald steffen.grunewald at
Fri Sep 3 16:38:09 CEST 2004


this is to notify you that I eventually succeeded - I got an Alpha
Compaq XP1000 to boot into FAI sysinfo using a home-built kernel.
I had to create an initrd (although I'm not referring to it later)
because without one the SRM console would barf.
I don't fully understand what happened, but at least I've got something
to play around with next week.
Thanks to Steve Langasek who pointed me to several small but helpful
Thomas: as soon as I sorted things out I'll publish a 0th version of a
FAI-on-Alpha HOWTO. I'll get back to you for some details of the probing
procedure though.

Have a nice weekend,

Steffen Grunewald * * * Merlin cluster admin (
Albert-Einstein-Institut (MPI Gravitationsphysik,
       Science Park Golm, Am Mühlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
e-mail: steffen.grunewald(*) * +49-331-567-{fon:7233,fax:7298}

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