> We have tried booting miniroot, running command monitor then running sash
> and we have tried:
> boot /vmlinux root=/dev/sdb1 which just fails
> boot /vmlinux root=/dev/sdb7 which boots IRIX
Ok, it is not that simple.
The problem is that the Linux kernel does not have a module for
accessing EFS, so you have to do this in two steps:
1. Un cpio the root-*.cpio.gz on a machine on the network
and tell Linux to use that as its root file system:
boot /vmlinux nfsroot=126.96.36.199:/tftpboot/the-root-dir
Replace 188.8.131.52 for the IP address of your NFS server
and /tftpboot/the-root-dir for the exported directory in
your NFS server that holds that stuff.
2. Prepare to get rid of EFS on your disk.
Run the mke2fs command on the proper device to create
the Linux ext2 file system.
3. Un-cpio the file again, this time on your root disk.
4. umount the disk, and reset the machine.