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Re: Missing something obvious?

To: Leon Verrall <leon@reading.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: Missing something obvious?
From: Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>
Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 10:53:06 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: SGI Linux <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <Pine.SGI.3.96.980506115727.3785C-100000@wintermute.reading.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Wed, 6 May 1998, Leon Verrall wrote:
> Apologies for launching in with nowt but a question but I'm obviously
> missing something on the SGI Linux installation...
> I've downloaded a built kernel, root-be-0.03.cpio and the installer prog,
> built a filesystem, got the files on etc. and can boot to single user. The
> question is; "Where do I go from here?". On the one hand I have the kernel
> source, a gcc RPM, glibc tarball etc. and on the other a machine with a
> _bare_ bones system (i.e. won't get to init 2 as no scripts on /etc/rc2.d/,
> mount fails to mount /etc/fstab entries prompting rc.sysinit hacking etc...)

Leon,

        I doubt there's anyone on this list that can defend the clarity of
the documentation on the WWW site.

        The next goal is this: download all the RPMs, and install them via
FTP.  You can get the RPMs themselves from
ftp.linux.sgi.com/pub/redhat/hurricane/ or similiar.  Those packages make
up something like 80% of Red Hat 5.0.

        When looking for the RPMs, remember that SGIs use 'mipseb'
binaries, NOT mipsel.

        And, let us know how it goes.

- Alex


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