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Re: Is it possible to boot linux on an O2 r5k ?

To: Mark Nellemann <mark@nellemann.nu>, linux-mips mail list <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: Is it possible to boot linux on an O2 r5k ?
From: Ilya Volynets <ilya@theIlya.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 09:10:52 -0700
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On Friday 10 August 2001 02:13, Mark Nellemann wrote:
> I'm confused.
>
> I was told on irc a month ago, that someone had gotten an O2 to boot.
>
> Yesterday I tried to fire up my O2. The whole bootp, tftp setup was working
> fine, but when I boot'ed the kernel (linux-2.4.3-ip22) the kernel said
> "Yee, could not determine architecture type <SGI-IP32>". Is this because
> i'm using a wrong kernel or isn't it possible to boot the O2 yet ?
Both. The kernel sources for O2 live in cvs.foobazco.org. Also, there are LOTS
of problems. You will need some extra ethernet adapter, for example, since MACE
ethernet is not suported. (I am working on it at the moment, but don't hold 
your breath).
NICs that are knownw to work: some tulip-based.
NICs that are known not to work: 3c905B-TX...

Also, things only work uncached.

As you now understand, O2+Linux is kernel-hacker only toy at the moment.
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