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Missing something obvious?

To: SGI Linux <>
Subject: Missing something obvious?
From: Leon Verrall <>
Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 12:06:03 +0100 (BST)

Apologies for launching in with nowt but a question but I'm obviously
missing something on the SGI Linux installation...

I've downloaded a built kernel, root-be-0.03.cpio and the installer prog,
built a filesystem, got the files on etc. and can boot to single user. The
question is; "Where do I go from here?". On the one hand I have the kernel
source, a gcc RPM, glibc tarball etc. and on the other a machine with a
_bare_ bones system (i.e. won't get to init 2 as no scripts on /etc/rc2.d/,
mount fails to mount /etc/fstab entries prompting rc.sysinit hacking etc...)

Before this degenrates into whine about the maintainance/recency of info on [1] some info on how to get to the next step would be well
appreciated. In fact just URLS to the right places would get me started and
leave you all to the important kernel hackery :)

Cheers for any help.


[1] If you need a maintainer for this lot then I'd be willing to give it a
shot... I did wonder if the project was dead myself.

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