> Ok, that explains why I couldn't read it.. I've got only 1.44 MB drives here.
> This floppy says 'ED' instead of 'HD' as the others. I'll just try to
> borrow a 2.88MB drive in case I need that utility.
If everything fails I could send you an image of the 2.88mb disk.
> Now the first problem..
> I have set up my cross-development environment on an SGI Challenge.
> I'm using gcc 2.7.2, binutils 2.6, all set up for mipsel-linuxelf,
> corresponding patches applied.
> I have also grabbed and installed the mipsel-linuxelf version of libc-951212,
> and linux-1.3.62.tar.gz (all from ftp.fnet.fr).
> This went mostly without problems, although IRIX has some annoying limits
> w.r.t. the size of commands arg list etc. Had to modify the .hdepend target
> in the main Makefile because of this.
> The problem I ran into during the kernel build is that gas chokes with the
> following message:
> magnum4000.S: Assembler messages:
> magnum4000.S:30: Error: Can not represent relocation in this object file
> The line in question is
> * Get pending interrupts
> mfc0 t0,CP0_CAUSE # get pending interrupts
> mfc0 t1,CP0_STATUS # get enabled interrupts
> and t0,t1 # isolate allowed ones
> andi t0,0xff00 # isolate pending bits
> ---> beqz t0,spurious_interrupt
> sll t0,16 # delay slot
This is a branch to an external target address. Unfortunately this can
not be represented in ELF.
The switch of Linux/MIPS to ELF isn't complete yet. You still need the
a.out compiler to compile the kernel; *all* user code is ELF. Though
I promise this alredy for some time: I'll fix the ELF problems with the
kernel as soon as I can and will then eleminate the a.out support in