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Re: Precompiled 2.1.131 binaries.

To: Chad Carlin <chad@sgi.com>
Subject: Re: Precompiled 2.1.131 binaries.
From: Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 14:37:13 -0500 (EST)
Cc: SGI Linux <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <Pine.SGI.3.94.990124164811.4484A-100000@roctane.dallas.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com

Alright.  There might be other problems.

> Questions:
> 1) Is anyone else using an R4400?

I'd like to know that too.  I know it works on my R4600SC.  Any other
successes?

> 2) Does "VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly" mean that I guessed 
>   the correct disk partition to use?

Probably... could you see what it reports for teh SCSI probe?

It should look something like:
DS1286 Real Time Clock Driver v1.0
streamable misc devices registered (keyb:150, gfx:148)
loop: registered device at major 7
wd33c93-0: chip=WD33c93B/13 no_sync=0xff no_dma=0 debug_flags=0x00
           setup_args=,,,,,,,,,
           Version 1.25 - 09/Jul/1997, Compiled Jan 22 1999 at 16:43:04
scsi0 : SGI WD93
scsi : 1 host.
 sending SDTR 0103013f0csync_xfer=2c  Vendor: SGI       Model: SEAGATE
ST31200N 
 Rev: 8640
  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: SGI       Model: SEAGATE
ST31230N 
 Rev: 0532
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sdb at scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0
scsi : detected 2 SCSI disks total.
SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 2077833 [1014 MB] [1.0
GB]
SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 2070235 [1010 MB] [1.0
GB]


Could you see what it reports for partitioning?  Mine says:
Partition check:
 sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
 sdb: sdb1 sdb2 sdb3

> 3) What does init= mean in "Kernel panic: No init found.  Try passing 
>   init= option to kernel"?

It says this because it can't find /sbin/init, because it can't find the
root filesystem.

> 4) This seems to suggest that the tty0 and tty1 have been discovered OK:
>       SGI Zilog8530 serial driver version 1.00
>       tty00 at 0xbfbd9838 (irq = 21) is a Zilog8530
>       tty01 at 0xbfbd9830 (irq = 21) is a Zilog8530
>  Why then would I get this error message?
>       Warning: unable to open an initial console
> 5) Could someone point me to where I can browse the source for this indy 
> kernel?

Two reasons: there's no fielsystem that has /dev/console for you, and I
never built in serial console support.  I will, thuogh.

Could you look into the lack of disk problems first?  This is on an Indy,
right?


- Alex


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