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challenge s boots linux

Subject: challenge s boots linux
From: Richard Hartensveld <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 23:11:19 +0200

I have successfully booted linux on a challenge S. but the problem is
that the kernel wants to write his output to the console, which isn't
mij serial port unfortunatelly.

Does anyone have a kernel for me from which i can continue my quest of
installing linux on a challenge s ? :)

Below you'll find my kernel booting information for whom is interested.


Richard Hartensveld

Command Monitor.  Type "exit" to return to the menu.
>> boot bootp():/vmlinux
72912+9440+3024+331696+23768d+3644+5808 entry: 0x8ff9a950
Setting $netaddr to (from server perron-null)
Obtaining /vmlinux from server perron-null
PROMLIB: SGI ARCS firmware Version 1 Revision 10
PROMLIB: Total free ram 131379200 bytes (128300K,125MB)
Loading R4000 MMU routines.
CPU revision is: 00002310
Primary instruction cache 32kb, linesize 32 bytes)
Primary data cache 32kb, linesize 32 bytes)
Linux version 2.1.100 ( (gcc version 2.7.2)
#29 Thu Ju
l 9 22:19:39 EDT 1998
MC: SGI memory controller Revision 3
R4600/R5000 SCACHE size 512K, linesize 32 bytes.
calculating r4koff... 000dbd5e(900446)
zs0: console input
zs0: console I/O
Calibrating delay loop... 179.81 BogoMIPS
Memory: 125208k/261732k available (1216k kernel code, 3456k data)
Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039 for Linux 2.1
NET3: Unix domain sockets 0.16 for Linux NET3.038.
Swansea University Computer Society TCP/IP for NET3.037
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
Checking for 'wait' instruction...  available.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
Starting kswapd v 1.5
Adv: about to run setup()
initialize_kbd: Keyboard reset failed, no ACK
SGI Zilog8530 serial driver version 1.00
Keyboard timeout
Keyboard timeout
tty00 at 0xbfbd9838 (irq = 21) is a Zilog8530
tty01 at 0xbfbd9830 (irq = 21) is a Zilog8530
Ramdisk driver initialized : 16 ramdisks of 4096K size
loop: registered device at major 7
WD93: Driver version 1.25 compiled on Jul  7 1998 at 16:59:57
wd33c93-0: chip=WD33c93B/13 no_sync=0xff no_dma=0scsi0 : SGI WD93
scsi : 1 host.
 sending SDTR 0103013f0csync_xfer=2c  Vendor: SGI       Model: IBM
 Rev: W80D
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02

 Rev: W80D
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
 sending SDTR 0103013f0csync_xfer=2c  Vendor: IBM       Model:
 Rev: S65A
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sdb at scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
scsi : detected 2 SCSI disks total.
SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 4197405 [2049 MB] [2.0

SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 8467200 [4134 MB] [4.1

sgiseeq.c: David S. Miller (
eth0: SGI Seeq8003 08:00:69:0a:41:7b
Sending BOOTP requests.... OK
IP-Config: Got BOOTP answer from, my address is

Partition check:
 sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4
 sdb: sdb1 sdb2 sdb3 sdb4
Looking up port of RPC 100003/2 on
Looking up port of RPC 100005/1 on
VFS: Mounted root (nfs filesystem).
Adv: done running setup()
Freeing unused kernel memory: 44k freed
Warning: unable to open an initial console.

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