On Wed, Mar 10, 1999 at 04:02:08PM -0700, Jake Griesbach wrote:
> That was it! I removed the CDROM and internal floptical drive, and the
> installation proceeded. However, now I get the prom error when rebooting
> that is caused by elf kernels on old proms:
> Cannot load bootp()/vmlinux
> Illegal f_magic number 0x7f45, expected MIPSELMAGIC or MIPSEBMAGIC.
The kernel worked before the installation and doesn't afterwards ? Strange.
> I tried downloading the ecoff kernel you posted in the test directory, but
> I still get the error. Maybe I haven't installed it correctly, or maybe I
> am not typing the correct boot command.
Really the same error ? The 0x7f45 is part of the elf magic, which the
ECOFF doesnt contain for sure (at least not at the beginning of the file).
> I have unzipped the ecoff kernel and placed it in the installation (remote
> computer's) root directory. (It does boot over NFS into the installation
If you boot via tftp, you need to put new kernel in your /tftp directory
(like you did it with the other kernel).
> script.) I have verified the kernel installed on the local drive after
> installation is the same size. (I simply copied it over to the local
> drive.) Do I have to run something equivalent to lilo??
Right now, you have two choices for booting the kernel. Either use
bootp/tftp or put it on your Irix root partition and boot with
"boot vmlinux root=/dev/sdc1" (or the approriate /dev/sdxx).
This device has completely bogus header. Compaq scores again :-|
It's a host bridge, but it should be called ghost bridge instead ;^)
[Martin `MJ' Mares on linux-kernel]