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Re: mezzanine board

To: Honza Pazdziora <>
Subject: Re: mezzanine board
From: Richard Hartensveld <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 08:09:29 -0800
Cc: "" <>
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Honza Pazdziora wrote:

> >
> > I've got a challenge S with hardhat 5.1 running on it.
> Sorry for not answering your question in the first place, but:
> I didn't know HardHat 5.1 could run on Challenge S.

Sure, just hook-up a terminal to the serial port, link /dev/console to
/dev/ttyS1 on your nfs-root, and don't forget to change
setup-1.9.1-2.noarch.rpm to add some securetty's so that
you can log in over the network as root. (Hardhat doesn't add a normal user at
installation, a missing future, i think).

> Could you please
> send me the specs (hinv) and kernel details (did you compile yourself
> or picked it up), so that I can update the www pages?

Well, no hinv since i'm not running irix on the machine anymore (i boot  it
over the network), but here's the dmesg from within linux.This is a
self-compiled kernel, using the cvs tree from linus.linux, but the kernel
included with the hardhat package installs just as good.
If you wish, i can send you the rebuild setup...noarch.rpm to put on the
webpage for other people who wish to try linux on a S.

If someone is seriously interested in do some other development on this
machine, i'm more then willing to give away a shell account for this person.

 PROMLIB: SGI ARCS firmware Version 1 Revision 10
PROMLIB: Total free ram 132923392 bytes (129808K,126MB)
Loading R4000 MMU routines.
CPU revision is: 00002310
Primary instruction cache 32kb, linesize 32 bytes)
Primary data cache 32kb, linesize 32 bytes)
Linux version 2.1.121 (root@wilderness) (gcc version #1 Thu Jan 14
16:06:11 CET 1999
MC: SGI memory controller Revision 3
R4600/R5000 SCACHE size 512K, linesize 32 bytes.
calculating r4koff... 000dbd78(900472)
Calibrating delay loop... 179.81 BogoMIPS
Memory: 125248k/261652k available (1116k kernel code, 3436k data)
Checking for 'wait' instruction...  available.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039 for Linux 2.1
NET3: Unix domain sockets 0.16 for Linux NET3.038.
Swansea University Computer Society TCP/IP for NET3.037
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
Starting kswapd v 1.5
initialize_kbd: Keyboard reset failed, no ACK
SGI Zilog8530 serial driver version 1.00
tty00 at 0xbfbd9830 (irq = 21) is a Zilog8530
tty01 at 0xbfbd9838 (irq = 21) is a Zilog8530
DS1286 Real Time Clock Driver v1.0
wd33c93-0: chip=WD33c93B/13 no_sync=0xff no_dma=0 debug_flags=0x00
           Version 1.25 - 09/Jul/1997, Compiled Jan 14 1999 at 16:09:51
scsi0 : SGI WD93
scsi : 1 host.
Keyboard timeout
Keyboard timeout
 sending SDTR 0103013f0csync_xfer=2c  Vendor: SGI       Model: IBM
DORS-32160    Rev: W80D
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
 sending SDTR 0103013f0csync_xfer=2c  Vendor: IBM       Model:
DCAS-34330        Rev: S65A
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sdb at scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
scsi : detected 2 SCSI disks total.
SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 4197405 [2049 MB] [2.0 GB]
SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 8467200 [4134 MB] [4.1 GB]
sgiseeq.c: David S. Miller (
eth0: SGI Seeq8003 08:00:69:0a:41:7b
Partition check:
 sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
 sdb: sdb1 sdb2 sdb3 sdb4
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 36k freed
Warning: unable to open an initial console.



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