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Re: Fix your bootloader

To: michaelk@netghost.engr.sgi.com (Michael Kaye)
Subject: Re: Fix your bootloader
From: alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk (Alan Cox)
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 00:13:26 +0000 (GMT)
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <9711061005.ZM4557@netghost.engr.sgi.com> from "Michael Kaye" at Nov 6, 97 10:05:23 am
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
> I am installing linux on an indy for the first time. I was following the
> instructions on http://www.linux.sgi.com/faq.html when I noticed the
> instructions where not complete.  It talks about "Fixing your bootloader".  I
> assume it is talking about NVRAM and the PROM Monitor, but I can not find
> anything in the man pages.  I found bootfile, bootmode and boottune, but no
> bootloader.  Any ideas what to do at this point?

Turn the box on from cold, bang escape repeatedly as it boots until you get
a screen with about 6 icons and a mouse pointer. Click on the command line
one and do

boot /vmlinux options-go-here

Alan


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