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Re: Linux Mips SGI O2 R5000 IP32 INSTALL

To: Damian Presswell <>
Subject: Re: Linux Mips SGI O2 R5000 IP32 INSTALL
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 15:24:41 -0700
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Use Gentoo.
Also, Glaurung's kernels are bit out-od-date. Use self-built
kernel from recent CVS. In worst case, use
one of Gentoo's kernel binaries.


On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 09:07:24PM +0100, Damian Presswell wrote:
> My apologies if this is the wrong mailing list for this question -
> I have recently aquired an SGI  O2 ip32 R5k box that I am trying to 
> install linux onto -
> I have managed to get a binary 64bit kernel to boot vis nfs and bootp() 
> that I downloaded from Glaurungs website:
> however I am unsure as to the correct rootfs that I am suposed to use - 
> I pulled down the redhat 7.1 rootfs from somewhere but it hangs when 
> trying to start the 'local' service - and wont boot if this service is 
> switched off -
> I would be grateful if you could suggest where I may download a suitable 
> rootfs and ecoff boot image that will work together on my O2 box - would 
> hate to give in at this stage - and indeed any other help you may be 
> able to give me as a linux mips O2 user - I will put together an updated 
> HOWTO once I am sure exactly what I am supposed to be doing - the 
> information and resources on this subject do seem to be a little vague -
> thanks for your time
> Damian

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