:Pardon my ignorance, but...
:I have a couple of questions;
:is there a how-to document that outlines how to load linux on an sgi?
We are waiting for someone to write this.
You may get all the info by reading:
(an archive of this mailing list). The problem is that
it is way too long in this form.
:is the Indigo Elan (r4000) supported?
:I'm not sure how to initialize a loading of linux on the sgi.
:Here's what I've assumed:
:- bring over the src's to the sgi
:- compile a basic system (under irix)
:- copy over the original irix kernel with the new linux kernel
:The begging questions:
:The FS are not compatible, therefore a new mkfs has to be done on the
:This just doesn't "sound" right to me.
:What am I overlooking?
You should be either:
1) boot via bootp (/vmlinux on a remote filesystem) and mount
stuff via NFS.
2) Go through a complex and not well documented way of creating
an ext2fs filesystem on your Indy (better get an additional disk)
copy the kernel and root to that system and reboot.