I have downloaded the linux stuff and a kernel image(2.4.0-ip22) from the
site listed below. I am getting a kernel panic. I am nolonger getting
nfs errors. I added a link from /tftpboot/to the debian linux directory on
the server. I guess dhcp_bootp doesn't have the right flag set or
something. However, the message is:
>Kernel panic: I have no root and I want to scream.
Is there a flag that I need to set for the root? I have /etc/exports with
the -root=sgilinuxIPaddress,rw for the parent directory of the linux
distribution? I have tried other vmlinux kernels and gotten the same type
of problem. THe one from sgi says it can't mount fs and ask for root=. I
have tried to set that at the bootp():vmlinux root=/linux but that did not
help either. Furthermore, I am not getting an mountd error on the SGI
server. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I am trying to install linux from an SGI Indy running IRIX over the
On Wed, 2 May 2001, Guido Guenther wrote:
> On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 04:29:18PM -0700, John D. Davis wrote:
> > I am having a problem installing linux on a 4400 indy. I downloaded a
> > "fixed" version from: honk.physik.uni-konstanz,de/linux-mips/install
> > and downloaded :
> > root-be-0.04.cpio
> This one is *very* outdated. Don't use it. It's there for purely
> "historic reasons".
> for an up to date root image.
> -- Guido