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Re: Linux on Indigo2 HOWTO

To: Klaus Naumann <>
Subject: Re: Linux on Indigo2 HOWTO
From: Florian Lohoff <>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 20:23:36 +0200
Cc: Linux Debian MIPS <>, Linux MIPS <>, MIPS vger <>, Linux MIPS cthulhu <>
In-reply-to: <20001003191310.A9986@spock>; from on Tue, Oct 03, 2000 at 07:13:10PM +0200
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On Tue, Oct 03, 2000 at 07:13:10PM +0200, Klaus Naumann wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've written a pretty long HOWTO on how to get Linux
> working on the Indigo2 (it might also apply to other
> machines which can only be used with a serial console).
> You can take a look at it at:
> If you have any hints, patches or things you want to
> be included please mail me.

You see about the following messages:

>> boot bootp()/vmlinux
73264+592+11520+331680+27848d+3628+5792 entry: 0x8df9a960
Setting $netaddres to (from server deadmoon)
Obtaining /vmlinux from server deadmoon
Cannot load bootp()/vmlinux
Illegal f_magic number 0x7f45, expected MIPSELMAGIC or MIPSEBMAGIC.

This problem only happens for Indys with very old PROM versions which cannot
handle the ELF binary format which Linux uses. A solution for this problem is in
the works. 

I have seen this before and i think i simply used the .ecoff
variant (elf2ecoff conversion made at "make boot")

Florian Lohoff                  +49-5201-669912
"Write only memory - Oops. Time for my medication again ..."

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