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RE: Making Progress

To: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Subject: RE: Making Progress
From: Mike Hill <mikehill@hgeng.com>
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 13:11:41 -0400
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
This is booting with /vmlinux root=/dev/sdb.

I'm at work at the moment, so I'm not in front of the Indy.  I didn't
transcribe the rest, but as I recall, hard drive model and size are
reported (correctly) for sda and sdb, followed by a line with Dave
Miller's address.  The three lines I did write out came next.

My previous two boot attempts got hung up before the network detection,
seemingly because of the floptical and CD drives.  I yanked out the
first and switched off the second.

Should I be doing something to partition sdb?

Thanks,

Mike

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex deVries [SMTP:adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca]
> Sent: Thursday, May 07, 1998 11:27 AM
> To:   Michael Hill
> Cc:   linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
> Subject:      Re: Making Progress
> 
> On Thu, 7 May 1998, Michael Hill wrote:
> > Trying to boot the kernel (2.1.90) I can now get beyond the SCSI
> > detection stage but now it stops at this point:
> >     Sending BOOTP and RARP requests............. timed out!
> >     IP-Config: Auto-configuration of network failed.
> >     Partition check:
> 
> Hm.  The bootup actually stops at that point?  It doesn't identify any
> partitions or complain about any errors?  This sounds like a SCSI
> problem
> to me.
> 
> In theory, you should be able to boot with 'vmlinux root=/dev/sdb'.
> 
> - alex

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