I've tripped over something trying to install the 5.1 distribution on a
spare indy. I have a second Indy acting as a bootp server for the nfs-root
installation. The nfs-root filesystem came from installfs.tgz on linus.
The machines are both on a segmented network with the netmask 0xffffff80 so
I had to muck about with nfsroot= and nfsaddrs= . The boot command I'm using
boot bootp():vmlinux nfsroot=/scratch/linux/installfs \
Anyway, this boots the kernel, mounts the root fs and then stops with the
Warning: unable to open an initial console
This turns up if I use any type of console (gfx or vt100 terminal). Perhaps
that was too literal an interpretation but I'd have kicked myself if it was
the problem :)
I suspect my bootp setup could be more robust or nfs root isn't mounting
BTW, small tip I found useful. Instead of typing:
boot bootp():vmlinux nfsroot=/scratch/linux/installfs etc. etc.
everytime to boot, on an SG machine use:
setenv -p linux "a_very_long_command_its_a_pain_to_keep_typing"
and boot the machine with
at the console prompt :)
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