On Thu, 9 Jul 1998, Shrijeet Mukherjee 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...
> so do I understand correctly that I cannot boot my Indy for setting linux
> up from another IRIX box (running 6.5) ... but have to go find a Intel box
> running Linux ?
Well, here's a funny thing...
I now have a debian Linux box in the office configured for bootp and tftp
etc. It has the manhattan alpha 1 distribution on it. I bootp():/vmlinuz my
Indy, the kernel boots fine and then:
Warning: unable to open an initial console.
Where have we seen this before?
/etc/exports has :
I've tried mucking about with permissions on the files in
/usr/src/sgi/installfs/dev but no dice. And the code it stops at is:
if (open("/dev/console", O_RDWR, 0) < 0)
printk("Warning: unable to open an initial console.\n");
So nothing complicated happening there. It just plain can't open
/dev/console for read and write... rpc.mountd's debug output doesn't help.
It just says the mount was sucessful.
I've also tried a few options like nfsroot=/usr/src/sgi/installfs,flags=dev
just to make sure...
Anyone else hitting this?
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