> I'm working with a Challenge S, R5000 (Allegedly the same
> hardware as an Indy without a graphics card)
> Initially booting via tftp with various errors, I am
> now trying to just get the sash boot -f to work.
> I have tried several of the applicable precompiled kernels
> at ftp.linux.sgi.com/pub/test all with similar errors:
> Standalone Shell SGI Version 6.2 ARCS Mar 9, 1996 (32 Bit)
> sash: boot -f /vmlinux root=/dev/sda1
> 1278928+236160 entry: 0x8800250c
> newport_probe: read back wrong value ;-(
> What is the newport_probe? The only non-stock thing about
> the machine is it has a fddi card in it, (which I do not
> need to get going for linux). Could this error be an effect
> of the fddi card being present, or that there is no graphics
> card present? Or am I missing something else all together?
> Thanks in Advance, Bill
Newport is the name of the graphics on Indy systems which is removed
on Challenge S systems. As I mentioned previously, I believe that
Challenge S systems also have the ISDN and AV hardware removed. One
difference which I forgot to mention the other day was that the
Challenge S has a car which plugs into the newport spot and provides
extra ethernets and differential SCSI (WD95 I believe). I believe
that the SCSI controller on the system board is still WD93.