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Re: Booting Linux from second disk

To: jeremyw@motown.detroit.sgi.com
Subject: Re: Booting Linux from second disk
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 19:14:51 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com, linux-progress@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.SGI.3.94.970815111008.12486A-100000@motown.detroit.sgi.com> from "Jeremy Welling" at Aug 15, 97 11:26:18 am
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
> 
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root sys 1137360 Aug 15 10:54 vmlinux
> 
> which came from:
> 
> ftp://ftp.linux.sgi.com/pub/test/vmlinux-970813-jwr.gz
> 
> We have extracted the root cpio and this is what the root dir of the
> second disk looks like:
> linux 8# cd /d
> linux 9# ls -la
> total 212785
[...]

I you can do this under IRIX the problem is very easy to find - you're
using XFS which Linux can't read.  Stupid enough IRIX can't read ext2fs.

  Ralf

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