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Re: Installing Linux on Indy

To: Trevor Jennings <>, Linux SGI <>
Subject: Re: Installing Linux on Indy
From: Honza Pazdziora <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 18:24:16 +0100
In-reply-to: <>; from Trevor Jennings on Tue, Jan 19, 1999 at 09:11:05AM -0500
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>  Well, I am new to this mailing list and am thinking of installing Linux on
> my trusty old Indy and was wondering if there was in fact any other way of
> installing the hardhat release instead of having another linux box to boot
> from?  I was thinking of downloading the release onto jaz disk and
> installing it from there, is that possible? I believe it is great that there

To boot the kernel, you need a root. You should be able to boot from
a root created from IRIX, I'm however not sure which filesystem you
should pickup. You can create a e2fs filesystem from IRIX but I'm not
aware of any way to mount the filesystem to copy the root there. For
other filesystems, you might need to use cross-compiler to build new
kernel. [Maybe somebody else will see easier ways?]

So essentially, I'd say the answer is no. Note however that the other
computer doesn't need to be Linux box, anything that can do tftp,
bootp and nfs will be just fine. I myself boot from our Solaris

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