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Re: mips dist?

To: Ian Chilton <ian@ichilton.co.uk>
Subject: Re: mips dist?
From: Michl Ladislav <xmichl03@stud.fee.vutbr.cz>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 16:24:08 +0100 (CET)
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20001107150110.A8414@woody.ichilton.co.uk>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, Ian Chilton wrote:

> uhmm...AFAIK, there are some Debian glibc 2.2 packages being uploaded
> now, but there is no full distro with installer for MIPS....
> 
> Correct me if i'm wrong though..

Imagine this situation: sgi Indy with clean HDD, no floppy, no CD-ROM. Can
you imagine any user friendly way to install linux? However, it's possible
to make package which sets up neccesary things on remote machine and then
simply boot mips :-)

You are right, Debian is not "full distro". BTW, what do you mean by this
term? 

You could do following: download kernel and base-files from
ftp://ftp.rfc822.org/pub/local/debian-mips/. install bootp, tftp and nfs
server on another machine (howto can be found in archives) and boot linux
from this remote computer. after that you can partition your harddisk,
create filesystems and copy kernel and base-files. instruction how to boot
linux directly from harddisk (for indy) can be found at:
http://honk.physik.uni-konstanz.de/linux-mips/indy-boot/indy-hd-boot-micro-howto.html
now, you have fully functional Debian/GNU Linux, just wait for new
packages :-)

if you are interested by this way of instalation, let me know i'll send
you neccessary configuration files.

Regards
Laďa.

ps. i'm sorry if i don't exactly understand what you want to do and sorry
for my weak english.




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