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Re: experiences...

To: Brendan Black <>
Subject: Re: experiences...
From: Eric Kimminau <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 00:11:14 -0500
Cc: Linux SGI <>
Organization: Silicon Graphics, Inc
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Brendan Black wrote:
> The disk is id=2, so irix sits on an efs partition on /dev/dsk/s0d2s0,
> swap on /dev/dsk/s0d2s1, with my e2fs partition on /dev/dsk/s0d2s2,
> which all installed without a hitch, once I had learned the vagaries of
> fx first and the installer second. I may have a hardware problem though,
> on first turning the machine on, it tries accessing scsi device (0,1,0)
> on the diagnostics, which as far as I can tell doesn't exist, and then
> fails diagnostics, then if you hit start system, it boots off (0,2,0)
> >:-|
> I am intending on documenting everything I have to do to get this
> machine working, hopefully with a full install, and submit this to the
> project, so - any ideas on the above lockup/errors ??
> cheers

There is a SCSI ID jumper on the back of the disk (I believe) - binary
code (as ar emost SCSI devices). You should be able to move the jumpte
but you will have to boot miniroot, check your nvram settings to reflect
booting off of the correct drive and then probably modify /etc/fstab so
that it mounts the right things (all of this for IRIX).

I don't know about anyone else, but the only way I could get things
working at all was to have Linux on a completely seperate disk from my
IRIX drive. YMMV.

I still haven't gotten past booting with / mounted read only and then
re-mounting it read/write. The current basic root disk is missing rc
scripts and most of the networking stuff so getting it on the net wasn't
possible. Lots of people offered me places to go and grab a full copy of
their installed systems to yank down but Ive been traveling too much
lately to get to it. Maybe this week...


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