(Stephen, excuse me for reposting your mail to a public list, but I think
there is some value in it)
On Tue, 19 Aug 1997, Stephen Gass wrote:
> fx only supports the following types of partition types :
> I don't know if the supported partition types are compatible in any way with
> linux. The regular partition tools in root-be-0.00.cpio.gz seem to be missing
> ( mke2fs, fdisk(?) etc )
Actually, mke2fs is in /sbin. Fdisk isn't.
> Hopefully some kind soul will let me know how to either :
> (a) Extract rpms
That's not too tough... it's a matter of over-ruling the architecture
checking of the rpm command line, or rewriting something that uses rpmlib.
I will hack something together.
> (b) tell me where I can pick up mke2fs
It's there for SGI Linux already.
I've stolen (with the help of Mike Shaver) from Alistair Lambie a .tar.gz
of e2fs tools fo Irix. It's in ftp://ftp.linux.sgi.com/pub/mips-linux/ .
I had quite a bit of problems getting the raw source to compile under Irix
myself, so this was a blessing. Alistair, if you mind, I'll take it down.
Let me tack on a big question here:
(c) How should I in fact be setting up a disk? Do I even need to
partition? If I'm formatting from within Irix, what device should I be