On Fri, 15 Aug 1997, Ariel Faigon wrote:
> Could someone rise to the challenge of writing a utility
> that will install Linux on an IRIX machine?
I don't mind rising to that challenge, but one huge obstacle is how do we
get the utility to partition the Linux drive?
I'm guessing the solution is to write a utility that from within Irix
talks directly to the raw SCSI disk to setup the partitions. I have NO
idea how to do this as I doubt the raw disk interface is anything like
that in Linux. Clues accepted.
Does anyone have any suggestions to this?
> On what partition do you want to install Linux on [/dev/sdb7]?
> And give hints like:
> Sorry you don't have the e2fs tools installed on IRIX yet
> should I download them from ftp.linux.sgi.com [y/n]?
Er, does such a tool in fact exist?
In any case, I don't mind handling the writing of such a utility so long
as I get help with the two parts I'm as of yet unable to address:
partitioning and setting up boot options without entering the boot