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Re: 5.1 installation fun & games...

To: Leon Verrall <leon@reading.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: 5.1 installation fun & games...
From: Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 11:33:07 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.SGI.3.96.980622161123.20040A-100000@wintermute.reading.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Mon, 22 Jun 1998, Leon Verrall wrote:
> Ah, a chicken and egg thing. You can nfsroot an SG linux box as long as you
> have a linux box to do it from...

Assuming that people have an i386/Linux box kicking around may be an
invalid assumption.

The Real Solution to this is to get initrds working, so that you don't
have to have any other machine to boot from, just a local Irix filesystem. 
Leon, in time this will all be taken care of. 

I wonder how the initrd that the DEC MIPS folks are talking about works... 

- Alex


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