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Subject: booting problems (forward)
From: ariel@oz.engr.sgi.com (Ariel Faigon)
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 1998 19:52:11 -0800 (PST)
Organization: Silicon Graphics Inc.
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:From: Luke Deller <luked@cse.unsw.edu.au>
:To: adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca
:Date: Sun, 1 Nov 1998 16:33:18 +1100 (EST)
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:Hi,
:
:We have installed linux on an SGI Indy with no level 2 cache.
:As requested in a README file, i'm letting you guys know how we went.
:
:There was an untested kernel in:
:ftp.linux.sgi.com:/pub/test/vmlinux-indy-noL2-2.1.72.tar.gz
:We tried this kernel and it didn't work.  The screen went black, so it looks
:like it got into console mode ok, but there was no text output at all.
:
:We have successfully booted linux using the kernel in:
:ftp.linux.sgi.com:/pub/test/vmlinux-indy-noL2-971208.tar.gz
:
:There was one problem that we encountered with the simple filesystem in:
:ftp.linux.sgi.com:/pub/mips-linux/GettingStarted/root-be-0.04.cpio.gz
:It is missing libz.so, so "rpm" couldn't run.  We had to use an x86 linux
:box to extract the zlib rpm so that we could extract other rpms on the mips 
:box.
:
:If you would like us to test any more mips-linux kernels for an indy with no
:level 2 cache, please don't hesitate to email me.
:
:Luke.
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Peace, Ariel

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