|Creation Date||Not yet implemented|
A bootloader which can be started from the SRM console
The aboot program is the preferred way of booting Linux when using SRM firmware (the firmware normally used to boot an DEC UNIX). Aboot supports the creation of bootable block devices and contains a program which can load Linux kernels from a filesystem which is bootable by SRM. Aboot also supports direct booting from various filesystems (ext2, ISO9660, UFS), booting of executable object files (ELF and ECOFF), booting of compressed kernels, network booting (using bootp), partition tables in DEC UNIX format, and interactive booting and default configurations for SRM consoles that cannot pass long option strings. If you are installing Fedora or Red Hat Linux on an Alpha, you'll need to install the aboot package.