On Thu, 16 Oct 1997, Eric Kimminau wrote:
> I am still having problems just getting our Indy to boot linux. I am in
> a completely SGI environment with no PC already running linux to boot
> Is there anyone else using this type of environment that has done a
> basic HOWTO for getting up and running? If you have the basics, I
> PROMISE to document it fully with graphics, images, etc. Ill do it in an
> HTML form which will immediately be placed on linus.linux.
I can think of only one way of doing it...
Stick your kernel in /, and boot it. That kernel would have to have the
EFS file system enabled so that you could mount a local disk with a Linux
image as /. Then, partition your other disk, and install RPM's to your
The better way of doing this, though, is to stick all the RPM's on a SCSI
disk on an ext2 partition. Make a Linux ramdisk (no ARC or anything
else... just the usual Linux ramdisk as found in Sparc and i386) with a
base filesystem. From that, partition your second disk, and install RPMs.
I'm working on the ramdisk stuff...