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Re: Kernel boot tips.

To: Bryan Manternach <smash@sgi.com>
Subject: Re: Kernel boot tips.
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 00:59:54 +0200
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>, "J. Scott Kasten" <jsk@tetracon-eng.net>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu
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On Sun, Jul 09, 2000 at 03:34:17PM -0700, Bryan Manternach wrote:
> A fourth means is to change the nvram to boot the file you want.
> Leave /unix there,and call your linux kernel something like /linux2.2.0
> and change the "kernname" nvram.
> 
> kernname=pci(0)scsi(0)disk(2)rdisk(0)partition(0)/unix
> becomes

The problem with the nvram vars is the non-availability on
the Indigo2 which is not capable of storing arbitrary vars
or arbitrary content in existing vars.

I would prefer a "SILO" the Sparc Linux LOader which is capable
of reading an ext2 filesystem, getting its config from there
and loading the kernel from an ext2.

Flo
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Florian Lohoff          flo@rfc822.org                  +49-5201-669912
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