On Thu, Oct 15, 1998 at 04:46:29PM -0700, Jeff Coffin wrote:
> > It would probably not make much difference, "Warning: unable to open
> > an initial console" isn't caused by a gfx board neither an old
> > kernel, but from an incorrect /dev/console.
> That's what I thought. I was speculating that the hardware trouble
> was causing the kerel hangs.
Are we sure that the XZ chipset you have is supported? Get a newport one :)
> > I'm currently running hardhat diskless, I'm only using the IRIX
> > harddrive when I boot (the bootp command is loaded from the
> > harddrive).
> Not from the PROM? How does that work? (I'm new to SGI's and getting
> IRIX up at all from just a CD and a new hard drive was a "learning
I thought the bootp command was loaded from the IRIX partition, because it
didn't work when I removed the IRIX harddrive, atleast it didn't with my old
PROM. It claimed that it couldn't find the bootp() command - maybe I'm out of
my mind, I'll check next time I remove the cover...