Thanks, that helped. I didn't have the kernel installed correctly. Now
the system boots by itself and runs linux!
I've noticed that the web pages haven't been updated for a while. Is X
available? I get the following errors when I try to run X (with startx):
_X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 146
This repeats until I kill startx. Also, I'm not familiar with the Red-Hat
linux flavor. How do I start the package manager to get the latest set of
University of Colorado
On Thu, 11 Mar 1999, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:
> 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]