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Re: 5.1 installation fun & games...

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Subject: Re: 5.1 installation fun & games...
From: Leon Verrall <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 17:18:33 +0100 (BST)
Cc: Alan Cox <>, Alex deVries <>
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Reply-to: Leon Verrall <>
On Mon, 22 Jun 1998, Alex deVries wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Jun 1998, Leon Verrall wrote:
> > Ah, a chicken and egg thing. You can nfsroot an SG linux box as long as you
> > have a linux box to do it from...
> Assuming that people have an i386/Linux box kicking around may be an
> invalid assumption.

It is in my office :(

> The Real Solution to this is to get initrds working, so that you don't
> have to have any other machine to boot from, just a local Irix filesystem. 
> Leon, in time this will all be taken care of. 

Well Irix (6.2 at least) uses 14 bits for the major device number and 18 for
minor. This works out to be 256 for a linux major of 4 and 64 for a linux
major of 1 (I think). And *drumroll* it still didn't work... Ho hum.


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