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Re: Linux Mips SGI O2 R5000 IP32 INSTALL

To: ilya@theIlya.com
Subject: Re: Linux Mips SGI O2 R5000 IP32 INSTALL
From: Damian Presswell <damian@clown-fish.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 13:29:55 +0100
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Hi Ilya -

thanks for coming back to me -

I have managed to build a root filesystem using the gentoo sources that you suggested - however -
I am unable to boot off the hardisk -
I have fdisked the first scsi disk, created a 50 meg vlhdr, where I have copied my pre-compiled vmlinux binaries - it appears to load and provide an entry point but then just hangs and goes no further - I have also added the original netboot vmlinux binary that I use to boot via tftpboot to the HD's volume header but it does the same thing - just hangs after the entry point -

I can boot the system using bootp(): and the kernel binary located in the tftpboot using root=dev/sda3 - but cannot figure why it doesnt seem to work off the volume header of the HD -

once again -

any help would be appreciated -

thanks



ilya@theIlya.com wrote:

Use Gentoo.
Also, Glaurung's kernels are bit out-od-date. Use self-built
kernel from recent linux-mips.org CVS. In worst case, use
one of Gentoo's kernel binaries.

        Ilya.

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:

http://www.linux-mips.org/~glaurung/

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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