[I'm forwarding this very helpful hint from Christian to the list
not sure if all our audience, especially those outside SGI are aware
of all these options.]
Now since after setting nvram it'll always boot Linux ;-)
the question is how to toggle two different (Linux/IRIX)
nvram settings in a friendly trivial way...
Looks like a SILO option after the wakup/reboot would be the best.
Press 1 to boot IRIX [default]
Press 2 to boot Linux
----- Forwarded message from Christian Reisch -----
>From email@example.com Thu Jul 10 14:52:45 1997
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 14:52:39 -0700
From: Christian Reisch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Ariel Faigon <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: How to get the masses (IRIX<->Linux)
Ariel Faigon wrote:
> % su
> # at 5am July 3
> /usr/sbin/wakeupat 6pm Thursday
> /etc/shutdown -y
> <Ctl-d> (control - d) This will submit the job.
> # exit
> If we could rewrite wakeupat or reboot to take some
> extra boot options or alternatively run some Linux loader
> (SILO/MILO) from IRIX then 2) should be easy.
I think irix decides where to boot from from these nvram variable...
You could write a script to fudge them with the nvram command then
shutdown and wake up. Unfortunately I don't have the disk/time to play
with it at the moment
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