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Re: A few(bunch? :) of questions.

To: gkm@total.net, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Subject: Re: A few(bunch? :) of questions.
From: Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@alpha.franken.de>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 22:59:29 +0100
In-reply-to: <199902241011.FAA26317@bretweir.total.net>; from gkm@total.net on Wed, Feb 24, 1999 at 05:12:04AM -0500
References: <199902241011.FAA26317@bretweir.total.net>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Wed, Feb 24, 1999 at 05:12:04AM -0500, gkm@total.net wrote:
> My console doesn't work, the log shows lots of getty HANGUP signals and then 
> init stopping the process.

add a a getty for /dev/ttyS0 to your /etc/inittab and remove the other 
gettys for tty0-5.

> around waiting for Bootp to time out and such) Where can I get the latest 
> kernel source? (base 2.2.1 blows up impressivly when trying to compile :)

You can get it from the CVS on ftp.linux.sgi.com. But there are some
minor patches missing, which I've used for the test kernels. I'll check the
stuff in next weekend and create a source tarball.

> Related to the above:  How do I get support for the second ethernet and all 
> the other SCSI adapters?

If the second ethernet is the same as the first one, it should just be a
matter of adding the necessary probing stuff. For the other SCSI adapter
your out of luck. I do have a datasheet for the wd33c95, but I doubt it's
possible to write a driver with just this information. The wd33c95 is a scsi 
script processor (for me it looks a little bit like the NCR53C7xx/8xx
chips). So we would need a script first, but I don't have any idea how
write one, because this information is missing in the datasheet.

> Is there anyway I can dump the Irix drive?  As it is now, the 1 Gig drive is 
> used to hold vmlinux, that's it. Is milo something that works?

milo doesn't work for the Indy. Ralf told me about another boot stuff, which
would allow us to get the kernel from an ext2 partition. Ralf any news ?

Thomas.

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