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Re: Local disk boot HOWTO

To: eak@detroit.sgi.com, Mike Shaver <shaver@neon.ingenia.ca>
Subject: Re: Local disk boot HOWTO
From: "Greg Chesson" <greg@xtp.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 09:58:08 -0700
Cc: ralf@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: Eric Kimminau <eak@cygnus.detroit.sgi.com> "Re: Local disk boot HOWTO" (Aug 15, 9:38am)
References: <199708151322.JAA19960@neon.ingenia.ca> <33F45BBC.84D44D8F@cygnus.detroit.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Aug 15,  9:38am, Eric Kimminau wrote:
> Subject: Re: Local disk boot HOWTO

> > Do you have a root-mountable filesystem on the second disk?
> > If so:
> > - put vmlinux on the IRIX /
> > - boot into sash
> > boot /vmlinux root=/dev/sdb1
> >


seems to me you'd have to also patch vmlinux to get the device ID
correct for the root disk.  On Irix you'd have to move /dev/root.
I'm not sure what the equivalent might be on linux.... but I'd like
to know what the recipe is.  I too would like to bring linux up on
a secondary disk.

g



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