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Re: Indigo2 setup

To: Guido Guenther <>
Subject: Re: Indigo2 setup
From: "J. Scott Kasten" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 14:08:29 -0300
Cc: Dave Garnier <>, SGI news group <>
In-reply-to: <>
I knew some people were working on that, but I must have missed the
latest news updates.  Thanks for the info.


J. Scott Kasten
Email: jsk AT tetracon-eng DOT net

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On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, Guido Guenther wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
>  -- Guido

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