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Re: able to bootp/NFS-install/reboot R4400SC Indy

To: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Subject: Re: able to bootp/NFS-install/reboot R4400SC Indy
From: Eric Melville <m_thrope@rigelfore.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 22:43:57 -0800
Organization: iLL
References: <199902170627.WAA09135@kilimanjaro.engr.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
drats... that's the kernel (er, one of the kernels) that hangs on
"freeing unused kernel memory" for me :(

-E

> So, I've had an old Indy in my office, waiting for me to try installing
> Linux on in my spare time, and today I finally got around to it. Lucky
> for me I didn't try before today, because the kernel that finally worked
> was the very latest, vmlinux-indy-990212.
> 
> After the one in the big hardhat tar.gz file didn't work (no R4400SC
> support) I hit the mailing list archive, found the pointer to
> vmlinux-2.1.131 (which didn't work because it didn't have NFS), noticed
> also vmlinux-sc-indy-2.1.116 (also didn't work, probably also no NFS),
> and tried a couple of others while going through the archive.
> vmlinux-indy-990205 got a little farther, but complained it couldn't
> make a device node in the ram disk or some such thing.
> 
> Anyway, vmlinux-indy-990212 was the winner: it booted up into the
> installer, I was able to do a complete install (ignoring swap, as web
> page says), and it's up and running. I'm sending this out to let those
> who've been having trouble with Indy/R4400SC know that it can be done
> now!

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