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Re: Indigo2 setup

Subject: Re: Indigo2 setup
From: Marcus Herbert <>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 07:21:03 +0200
In-reply-to: <>; from on Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 06:08:41PM -0500
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On Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 06:08:41PM -0500, Dave Garnier wrote:
> I just picked up an indigo2 with irix6.5 on it, but no install cd's.  Is
> it possible to install mips-linux with out the irix cd's?  I would like
> to wipe the drive clean, and I remember reading that you need the irix
> boot loader, is this still true?  Also is there a how-to, web site with
> an install guide, or FAQ ?

If i were you i wouldnt simply kill the installation. Get a second
harddisk, attach it either internal or external, prepare it for use with
linux and finaly swap it with the built in drive on the sled. I recommend 
an IBM drive (faster and not that noisy).

(There is even a special indigo2 page somewhere, but i cant memorize the
URL right now. I guess Florian can help out.)

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