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Installation of Milo and Linux on Alpha UDB

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I am working with a DEC UDB, and trying to install both Linux and Milo on the machine.  When I attempt to install the FLASH management utility on the box I get a bad magic error from milo, and it will not run fmu.  Also when attempting to dd the noname.img file on to diskette the image is too large to fit on one disk (about 1.478 MB).  I was wondering if anyone has a version of milo that works, and a boot image that will fit on a 1.44 MB diskette for RedHat V4.X Linux?
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I managed to get MILO booting Linux on my machine by installing
RedHat 4.1 to the machine, booting from the SRM console (by using
a redhat boot disk and typing

      boot dva0 -file vmlinux.gz -flags "root=/dev/sda2"

(where sda2 is your root partition). Then, from

ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/DEC/Linux-Alpha/Miniloader/V2.0/2.0.27/noname-udb/

get the "milo" file and from

   ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/DEC/Linux-Alpha/Miniloader/arc/

get linload.exe

Copy linload.exe and milo onto a small DOS partition on your hard drive and add an entry into the ARC console for Linux (as per in the Red Hat installation manual). By passing options in OSLOADOPTIONS in the boot entry you can get the ARC console to boot MILO, which can then automatically boot any image from your linux partition.

This works fine for me...

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