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Re: patches for dvhtool

To: Guido Guenther <>
Subject: Re: patches for dvhtool
From: Florian Lohoff <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 15:49:37 +0100
In-reply-to: <>; from on Sun, Oct 15, 2000 at 02:15:23AM +0200
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On Sun, Oct 15, 2000 at 02:15:23AM +0200, Guido Guenther wrote:
> Hi,
> with the following two patches (first against dvhtool, second against
> current cvs kernel) it's possible to boot the Indy from a local harddisk
> without the need of IRIX to install it in the volume header. Set 
> setenv OSLoader linux 
> and 
> setenv OSLoadPartition /dev/sd(whatever)
> in the boot-prom and do a: 
> dvhtool -d /dev/sda(whatever) --unix-to-vh (your_favorite_ecoff_kernel) linux

I just retried to put the stuff into the volume header wich worked:

I set this in the prom:


when now typing "boot" i get

Unable to load scsi(1)disk(4)rdisk(0)partition(0)/vmlinux: no recognizable
file system on device.

Whereas this is correct - scsi(1) is the extern SCSI Bus on the Indigo2
and disk(4) is therefor /dev/sde

Florian Lohoff                     +49-5201-669912
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