> > 3. fdisk, cfdisk, vipw and several other commands don't work. It's
> > interesting that they don't always give the same error message. For
> > example, I tried fdisk several times. I got one of the three messages:
> > Bus error, Segmentation fault, or Illegal instruction. Which one seems
> > to be random, but it's mostly Segfault. I've never observed this on
> > Intel/Linux. Usually if a program segfaults once, it always does.
> This sounds like the wrong optimisations on the commands from util-linux,
> I hope to get an rpm out RSN (early next week, I'll start my decstation
> compiling it now... :-) ), which will replace all those binaries ..
I think that the util-linux package used in the declinuxroot
(which I pulled from ftp.linux.sgi.com) was compiled using -mips2.
As time permits, I'll try verify / recompile packages, and put up a
new root image.