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Re: debian installer on mips64 (origin 200)

To: Guido Guenther <agx@sigxcpu.org>, Linux/MIPS Development <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: debian installer on mips64 (origin 200)
From: Andrew Clausen <clausen@melbourne.sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 13:39:52 +1100
In-reply-to: <20030205092800.GD16674@bogon.ms20.nix>
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On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 10:28:00AM +0100, Guido Guenther wrote:
> > Perhaps a better approach is to get the kernel to prompt users to
> > change disks, and stick in the vanilla debian CD?  i.e. have a
> > "mips64-bootstrap.img" CD image, which prompts for install-1 afterwards.
>
> Why not use the CONFIG_EMBEDDED_RAMDISK option to append the installer
> image as initrd to the kernel and dump this into the vh? To build the vh
> on the CD you can probably use the same script Flo made for IP22:
>  http://www.silicon-verl.de/home/flo/software/genisovh-0.1.tgz

Sounds sane :)

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to boot kernels stored in the volume
header :(

Cheers,
Andrew


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