I have an Indy at home, and would not hesitate in getting a second
disk for linux, except that it sounds like a royal pain to get up and
running due to lack of documentation. I know a working port with no docs
is better than a non-working w/docs, but I don't think it would take much
effort to keep an up-to-date set of installation instructions. Also, an
update on the status of the Xserver would be appreciated. A) which will
take less work to get up and running- xfree, Xsgi _or_ is GGI an option?
B) What exactly needs done on the one closest to completion? I'm willing
to help, if it sounds like I can.
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...)
> Before this degenrates into whine about the maintainance/recency of info on
> www.linux.sgi.com  some info on how to get to the next step would be well
> appreciated. In fact just URLS to the right places would get me started and
> leave you all to the important kernel hackery :)
> Cheers for any help.
>  If you need a maintainer for this lot then I'd be willing to give it a
> shot... I did wonder if the project was dead myself.
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