DEC Alpha Installation

DEC Alpha SX164-want to install Redhat6.0
-Created MILO disk, works and type:
MILO>boot fd0:sx164.gz root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1

-This seems to work, it prompts for the ramdisk, i insert.
begins to load until eventually, it gives an error.
"Kernel Panic:VFS:Unable to mount root fs on 01:00"

I"m following this procedure through the HOWTO's.

I've tried two different IDE drives, a SCSI drive.

The only thing i'm unsure of is the partitioning.

since i have to use the Alpha BIOS in order to create partitions and format, how am i supposed to do it?

Please, no theory.  An answer from someone that has successfully installed Linux on a DEC Alpha SX164 or similar machine. No dual booting with NT, just LInux onto a blank drive.

Thank You,
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mixerfix122699Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You're not telling it to PROMPT you for the root disk. Do this by:

MILO>boot fd0:sx164.gz root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=1
also look at
for the debian-alpha howto.
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