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Re: boot problem for Indy

To: "William J. Earl" <>
Subject: Re: boot problem for Indy
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 01:20:25 +0200
Cc: Arnaud Le Neel <>,
In-reply-to: <>; from William J. Earl on Thu, Aug 27, 1998 at 01:55:29PM -0700
References: <> <> <> <>
On Thu, Aug 27, 1998 at 01:55:29PM -0700, William J. Earl wrote:

>       The PROM on older Indy systems, especially those with R4000
> processors, may only support MIPS ECOFF binaries.  Are you booting an
> ELF or an ECOFF kernel binary?  If you have an ELF kernel binary, and
> it cannot be converted to ECOFF, you may need a two-level loading scheme.
> Note that you could try loading sash from the local disk, and then
> have sash boot vmlinux via bootp(), since sash does know about 
> ELF binaries.

For Indys we currently only build ELF kernels.  I've implemented a clean
solution how to boot ECOFF systems because I needed that for the RC3230,
I'll publish it when it's debugged.


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