Within a timeline of around one month, I'll probably be able to
install a linux on an external drive on an indy I use. I won't have
the possibility to boot through bootp/tfpd. I use irix 6.2 (i.e. xfs).
So the first thing I'll have to do, it seems, is either:
- give the kernel the possibility to boot on one disk and find its
files on another, and then put the linux kernel on the xfs root
- find a way to boot on an ext2fs partition
The nicest way would be the second one, of course. I'm ready to try
and code for that but I'd like to know:
- if the current kernel would be able to handle that
- if someone has tools format a disk in ext2fs under irix and transfer
files on it
- if someone has an idea on how to have the prom boot on an ext2fs
I don't consider reprogramming the prom a viable option.
Any reading recommendation for the meantime is welcome too :-)