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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>2.2</version> 11<version>2.2</version>
12<date>2006-01-19</date> 12<date>2006-01-19</date>
40<p> 40<p>
41We first install aboot on our system. Of course we use <c>emerge</c> to 41We first install aboot on our system. Of course we use <c>emerge</c> to
42do so: 42do so:
43</p> 43</p>
44 44
45<pre caption = "Installing aboot"> 45<pre caption="Installing aboot">
46# <i>emerge --usepkg aboot</i> 46# <i>emerge --usepkg aboot</i>
47</pre> 47</pre>
48 48
49<p> 49<p>
50The next step is to make our bootdisk bootable. This will start 50The next step is to make our bootdisk bootable. This will start
51<c>aboot</c> when you boot your system. We make our bootdisk bootable by 51<c>aboot</c> when you boot your system. We make our bootdisk bootable by
52writing the <c>aboot</c> bootloader to the start of the disk. 52writing the <c>aboot</c> bootloader to the start of the disk.
53</p> 53</p>
54 54
55<pre caption = "Making your bootdisk bootable"> 55<pre caption="Making your bootdisk bootable">
56# <i>swriteboot -f3 /dev/sda /boot/bootlx</i> 56# <i>swriteboot -f3 /dev/sda /boot/bootlx</i>
57# <i>abootconf /dev/sda 2</i> 57# <i>abootconf /dev/sda 2</i>
58</pre> 58</pre>
59 59
60<note> 60<note>
71aboot configuration file and some SRM variables. You can try setting 71aboot configuration file and some SRM variables. You can try setting
72these variables from Linux, but it may be easier to do so from the SRM 72these variables from Linux, but it may be easier to do so from the SRM
73console itself. 73console itself.
74</p> 74</p>
75 75
76<pre caption = "Automatically booting Gentoo"> 76<pre caption="Automatically booting Gentoo">
77# <i>echo '0:2/boot/vmlinux.gz root=/dev/sda2' &gt; /etc/aboot.conf</i> 77# <i>echo '0:2/boot/vmlinux.gz root=/dev/sda2' &gt; /etc/aboot.conf</i>
78# <i>cd /proc/srm_environment/named_variables</i> 78# <i>cd /proc/srm_environment/named_variables</i>
79# <i>echo -n 0 &gt; boot_osflags</i> 79# <i>echo -n 0 &gt; boot_osflags</i>
80# <i>echo -n '' &gt; boot_file</i> 80# <i>echo -n '' &gt; boot_file</i>
81# <i>echo -n 'BOOT' &gt; auto_action</i> 81# <i>echo -n 'BOOT' &gt; auto_action</i>
115 115
116<p> 116<p>
117To install MILO, we use <c>emerge</c>. 117To install MILO, we use <c>emerge</c>.
118</p> 118</p>
119 119
120<pre caption = "Installing MILO"> 120<pre caption="Installing MILO">
121# <i>emerge --usepkg milo</i> 121# <i>emerge --usepkg milo</i>
122</pre> 122</pre>
123 123
124<p> 124<p>
125After MILO has been installed, the MILO images should be in 125After MILO has been installed, the MILO images should be in
126<path>/opt/milo</path>. The commands below make a bootfloppy for use 126<path>/opt/milo</path>. The commands below make a bootfloppy for use
127with MILO. Remember to use the correct image for your Alpha-system. 127with MILO. Remember to use the correct image for your Alpha-system.
128</p> 128</p>
129 129
130<pre caption = "Installing MILO on a floppy"> 130<pre caption="Installing MILO on a floppy">
131<comment>(First insert a blank floppy)</comment> 131<comment>(First insert a blank floppy)</comment>
132# <i>fdformat /dev/fd0</i> 132# <i>fdformat /dev/fd0</i>
133# <i>mformat a:</i> 133# <i>mformat a:</i>
134# <i>mcopy /opt/milo/milo-2.2-18-gentoo-ruffian a:\milo</i> 134# <i>mcopy /opt/milo/milo-2.2-18-gentoo-ruffian a:\milo</i>
135# <i>mcopy /opt/milo/linload.exe a:\lilnload.exe</i> 135# <i>mcopy /opt/milo/linload.exe a:\lilnload.exe</i>

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