Okay, I spent some time on my Indy today, and ran into some things:
- somehow, booting with:
boot -f boopt()bootserver:vmlinux nfsaddrs:my.ip.add.ress:bo.ot.ip.addr
doesn't work. It gives me the error ": can't open". Odd.
boot -f boopt()bootserver:vmlinux
- My root partition isn't being mounted read/write. I can't figure it
out. /proc/mounts does indicate that it's rw, and I'm sure the NFS export
is setup correctly.
- I have two disks on the system, sda has Irix on it, and sdb is empty. I
didn't have fdisk compiled (alhtough I tried), but mke2fs /dev/sdb worked.
It mounted, but... I got a tonne of ext2 errors when rebooting and
remounting. Irix tells me the disk is good.
- While doing a lot of NFS stuff, I got a the following panic:
Got a bus error IRQ, shouldn't happen yet
and then the whole thing locks. I'm using Mike Shaver's 2.1.43. Should
anyone have a brand new 2.1.47, I'd love to try it.
(actually, I should probably sort out how to cross compile my own
kernels... I'd be doing a good thing to package the cross compile
utilities that Ralf's made into an RPM... never mind the .src.rpm for now)
- Is there anyway to get rid of that jazzy sound startup thing? Sure, it
puts all the Mac's in my office to shame, but after about the twentieth
time it's a little bothering...
- Binaries I'm looking for: fdisk, ps, network tools...
Anyway, things are looking better and better...
Alex deVries Success is realizing
System Administrator attainable dreams.
The EngSoc Project