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Re: More Linux/SGI status

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@cobaltmicro.com>
Subject: Re: More Linux/SGI status
From: Eric Kimminau <eak@cygnus.detroit.sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 09:07:02 -0400
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>, Miguel de Icaza <miguel@nuclecu.unam.mx>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr
Organization: Silicon Graphics, Inc
References: <199710072241.RAA01259@athena.nuclecu.unam.mx> <m0xIqbs-0005FiC@lightning.swansea.linux.org.uk> <19971015214825.01081@tbird.cobaltmicro.com>
Reply-to: eak@detroit.sgi.com
Sender: eak@cygnus.detroit.sgi.com
I am still having problems just getting our Indy to boot linux. I am in
a completely SGI environment with no PC already running linux to boot
from. 

Is there anyone else using this type of environment that has done a
basic HOWTO for getting up and running? If you have the basics, I
PROMISE to document it fully with graphics, images, etc. Ill do it in an
HTML form which will immediately be placed on linus.linux.

Thanks,
                    Eric.

P.S. I haven't made much progress because I haven't spent much time on
it. I hoping this is going to dramatically change over the next several
days.


Ralf Baechle wrote:
> 
> On Wed, Oct 08, 1997 at 08:32:43AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > >     4. A nice, easy-to use install program.  Taking the existing
> > >        Red Hat/Mustand install program and port it should be
> > >        pretty easy.
> >
> > The big install problem is repartitioning an EFS system without damaging
> > the EFS. There seem to be tools to do it via tape from reading the CD's.
> >
> > Once my SGI appears cranking out a distribution set is still my first goal
> 
> I asked Ariel, your box is on it's way.  I hope the transport guys
> hurry as I'm getting pretty close to a useable distribution.  Appended
> is a list of the RPMs which I'm currently using.  They're mostly from
> the RedHat 4.9 aka Mustang distribution.  There are just a few things
> left to fix to build the entire distribution:
> 
>  - rpm just returns to the shell prompt after short time for some packages.
>    Haven't yet tried to figure out what's the problem.
>  - some packages containing shared libraries link them against libc.  While
>    this is the right thing to do it will break with the binutils 2.7 we're
>    still using.  Fix: finally upgrade to binutils 2.7.
>  - some other packages depend on the presence of X11 for at least building.
>    Among them for example tcsh.  Should be fixed rsn as Miguel had some
>    X clients up.
>  - A couple of other packages contain real bugs, usually pretty trivial
>    things.
>  - yet other package don't build because they depend on other packages that
>    don't build, need to be ported to MIPS (Kaffee, eg.) or that are just
>    useless on a MIPS box like for example Lilo.
> 
> I'll start to upload the SRPM packages listed below plus little endian
> binaries.  All in all that's over 150mb, so don't hold the breath.
> 
>   Ralf
> 
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