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RE: Linux on Indy

To: Ian Chilton <mailinglist@ichilton.co.uk>
Subject: RE: Linux on Indy
From: "J. Scott Kasten" <jsk@tetracon-eng.net>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 23:13:28 -0300
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <NAENLMKGGBDKLPONCDDOGECPCMAA.mailinglist@ichilton.co.uk>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Fri, 9 Jun 2000, Ian Chilton wrote:

> When I go into Disk Manager, I only see SystemDisk(0,1) 4.04GB, which is my
> normal IRIX disk......does this mean my 2nd disk isn't working?
> 
> The 2nd disk I put in was a 1GB, straight out of my Linux box, still with an
> EXT2 partition on....does this matter?
> 

Yes, it does.  IRIX won't like the Linux partition table one bit.  The
simplest thing to do would be to stick it in the linux box and do this:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd# bs=512 count=10

Where /dev/sd# is the SCSI device, IE /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc, etc...

Don't use a name with a numeric suffix or you'll just zap the partition,
not the partition table itself.

However, IRIX should have seen the drive regardless, but would have told
you it could not create a file system on it or some such thing, so there's
still the possibility something is not in place right here.


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