Installing Red Hat Linux on an Alpha system is slightly more complex than installing Red Hat Linux/Intel, mostly due to differences in machine architecture, and the variety of different models supported. In general, the main steps to a successful install are:
Please Note:While the majority of Alpha systems are supported by MILO, those
that are not will need to boot the boot floppy (or CD-ROM) directly from
the SRM (System Reference Manual) console
. Information on doing this is
available from the Red Hat Software web site at
http://www.redhat.com/linux-info/alpha/faq. You should also consult your system documentation for the proper boot command syntax, but in general, the proper command would look like this:
boot dva0 -file vmlinux.gz -flags "load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=1"