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
"In most cases, all an argument proves
is that two people were present......"
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.
> -- Guido