On Thu, Oct 19, 2000 at 11:48:47AM -0300, J. Scott Kasten wrote:
> The issue is slightly more complicated than yes or no.
> It is possible to install and run linux on an SGI without any Irix
> assistance at all. But you will be stuck netbooting the kernel from a
> bootp/tftp server and then mounting the local disk after receiving the
> kernel from another machine over the network.
Not true anymore. You can partition with a patched fdisk(from Keith) and
put the kernel into the volume-header with a patched dvhtool(patch posted
a few days ago on this list) + a small kernel-patch to parse the
OSLoadPartition prom-variable. See
I could only test this on an Indy since I don't have a hd in my I2. On
the Indy I put 4 kernels into the volume header and could choose freely
between them by using the OSLoader-option in the prom.