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Re: Local disk boot HOWTO

To: greg@xtp.engr.sgi.com (Greg Chesson)
Subject: Re: Local disk boot HOWTO
From: Mike Shaver <shaver@neon.ingenia.ca>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 13:09:36 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: eak@detroit.sgi.com, ralf@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <9708150958.ZM1050@xtp.engr.sgi.com> from Greg Chesson at "Aug 15, 97 09:58:08 am"
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Thus spake Greg Chesson:
> > > - 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.

The root= parameter tells it where its root device is.
(It magically parses the [hs]d[ab][0-8] part into major/minor.)

Mike

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