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Originally Posted by likwid Here we go: 6.1 Invoking the SRM Console In a system running the DIGITAL UNIX or OpenVMS Alpha operating system, do one of the following steps ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by likwid
    Here we go:

    6.1 Invoking the SRM Console
    In a system running the DIGITAL UNIX or OpenVMS Alpha operating system, do
    one of the following steps to invoke the SRM console mode:
    Shut down the operating system according to the procedure described in your
    operating system documentation.
    Press the Halt button on the control panel until it engages.
    If you are in AlphaBIOS and want to switch to the SRM console, do one of the
    following steps:
    Press the Halt button on the control panel until it engages.
    Select SRM from the Console Selection in the Advanced CMOS Setup screen.
    After you have performed tasks in the console mode, you must boot the operating
    system with the boot command to revert back to the operating mode.


    When you get into the "SRM console" type
    Code:
    show device
    This should show hard disks and such. Then type
    Code:
    boot cdromdevice
    Where cdromdevice is the actual device name you want to boot.


    I think this should work.
    This weekend I will give it a shot. NT 4 is too damn old to do anything but serve files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by likwid
    Here we go:

    6.1 Invoking the SRM Console
    In a system running the DIGITAL UNIX or OpenVMS Alpha operating system, do
    one of the following steps to invoke the SRM console mode:
    Shut down the operating system according to the procedure described in your
    operating system documentation.
    Press the Halt button on the control panel until it engages.
    If you are in AlphaBIOS and want to switch to the SRM console, do one of the
    following steps:
    Press the Halt button on the control panel until it engages.
    Select SRM from the Console Selection in the Advanced CMOS Setup screen.
    After you have performed tasks in the console mode, you must boot the operating
    system with the boot command to revert back to the operating mode.


    When you get into the "SRM console" type
    Code:
    show device
    This should show hard disks and such. Then type
    Code:
    boot cdromdevice
    Where cdromdevice is the actual device name you want to boot.


    I think this should work.

    Thanks. Worked like a dream. Only problem is AlphaCore 2 dies during the install and CentOS the automatic disk partitioning is erroring out and I have no clue what I need to do using Disk Druid.

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    Make a 100 MB /boot partition, a swap partition that is 1-1.5x the size of RAM, and the rest of the drive formatted as /

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    Quote Originally Posted by likwid
    Make a 100 MB /boot partition, a swap partition that is 1-1.5x the size of RAM, and the rest of the drive formatted as /

    So far I have tried to install the following: CentOS. This I had trouble partitioning my drive with Disk Druid. Now with help I know what to do there. I tried Alpha Core 2. This dies when reading the packages. I have installed Debian but can't get x-windows or KDE or Gnome to work. As we speak I am installing RedHat 7.2 which the Alpha edition is straight from the HP/Compaq support site. Last night I was installing FreeBSD but it got late so I went to bed.

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