Running Linux in the Emulator

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Booting Linux

The furthest I've gotten running Linux under es40 has been with the Gentoo alpha installation medium which boots past a pile of SCSI reset and offlining messages as far as: "USB Mass Storage support registered" at which point it apparently hangs. Debian hangs at "mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice" and Fedora hangs at: "RAMDISK driver initialized". It would probably help if there was a known working Linux setup on a real es40 for comparison.

Config

 gui = sdl
 {
   keyboard.use_mapping = false;
   keyboard.map = "keys.map";
   private_colormap = false;
 }
 sys0 = tsunami
 {
   rom.srm = "rom/cl67srmrom.exe";
   rom.decompressed = "rom/decompressed.rom";
   rom.flash = "rom/flash.rom";
   rom.dpr = "rom/dpr.rom";
   memory.bits = 30;
   cpu0 = ev68cb
   {
     icache = false;
     speed = 800M;
   }
   pci0.7 = ali
   {
     mouse.enabled = false;
     lpt.outfile = "lpt.out";
     vga_console = true;
   }
   pci0.15 = ali_ide
   {
     disk0.0 = file
     {
       file =          "img/disk0.img";
       serial_number = "VMS";
       rev_number    = "8.3";
       model_number  = "OpenVMS8.3";
       read_only     = false;
       cdrom         = false;
       autocreate_size = 1200M;
     }
   }
   pci0.2 = cirrus
   {
     rom = "rom/vgabios-0.6a.debug.bin";
   }
   pci0.3 = sym53c810
   {
     disk0.0 = file
     {
       file =          "img/Fedora-20080404-alpha-CD.iso";
 //    file =          "img/debian-40r3-alpha-businesscard.iso";
 //    file =          "img/install-alpha-minimal-2007.0.iso";
       read_only     = true;
       cdrom         = true;
     }
   }
   pci0.4 = dec21143
   {
   }
 }

Gentoo

Gentoo.png

Debian

Debian.png

Fedora

Fedora.png

Notes

Compaq Installation Guide: Linux Installation and Configuration Guide for AlphaStation DS10, DS20, DS20E, ES40 and Alpha XP1000 Computers