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Re: What kernel to use to install RH on a R4400 ?

To:, Alexander Graefe <>,
Subject: Re: What kernel to use to install RH on a R4400 ?
From: Chad Carlin <>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 21:04:58 -0600
Organization: Silicon Graphics Inc.
References: <19990202155147.A1565@ganymede> <> <19990204154637.B5941@ganymede> <>
Ralf and all,

Now I'm in a jam. I can't use these instructions:

irix-indy #./mke2fs drive
irix-indy #./installer drive
  cjwsh> MAKEDEV
  cjwsh> cpio root-be-0.04.cpio
  [piles of cpio extraction information]
  cjwsh> exit
  [ a moderately lengthy pause, and possibly a bus error -- don't worry
    about it ]
 irix-indy #

to make the root filesystem on the indy because I can't make the device files
with proper major|minor numbers from the installer utility from IRIX. Since
nfsroot directive does not work on .131 and R4400 doesn't work on any other
kernels, I think I'm up against a brick wall. Anyone have any ideas.

Any chance of fixing nfsroot in the .131 kernel? I think that might get me

Chad wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 04, 1999 at 03:46:37PM +0100, Alexander Graefe wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 03, 1999 at 04:39:51AM +0100, wrote:
> >
> > >  - the exact screen output.  Especially the register dump following the
> > >    Aiee message is important.
> >
> > kernel 2.1.100 (the one from the HardHat.tgz)
> 2.1.100 is known to fail on R4400.  This is supposed to be fixed in .131
> which is why I'm worried about the other bug report.  Your case is obvious -
> use a newer kernel.
>   Ralf

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