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Re: 2.4 Kernel Problem on Indy

To: Ian Chilton <mailinglist@ichilton.co.uk>
Subject: Re: 2.4 Kernel Problem on Indy
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 12:38:14 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20001013192029.A27003@woody.ichilton.co.uk>; from mailinglist@ichilton.co.uk on Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 07:20:29PM +0100
References: <20001013192029.A27003@woody.ichilton.co.uk>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 07:20:29PM +0100, Ian Chilton wrote:

> Just compiled the CVS 2.4 kernel from this morning, with egcs 1.0.3a, glibc 
> 2.0.6 and binutils 2.8.1 (compiled nativly)
> 
> When I try to boot, it says this...something I have done wrong, or a kernel 
> bug?
> (the cvs 2.2 one I did at the same time works though :))
> 
> >> boot bootp():/vmlinux root=/dev/sda5             

Boot with ``boot -f ...''.  If then your Indy rejects the kernel binary you
have a very old firmware and will have to rebuild a kernel as ECOFF binary
with ``make vmlinux.ecoff'' and boot that one.

(If this procedure actually works for you then you still have a few IRIX
bits left on your disk.)

  Ralf

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