since there are still some people out there, who have problems with
Linux/MIPS on their Indys, I was looking for way to rule out more
setup problems. One way is to get initrd working for Linux/MIPS,
so setting up the nfs root directory won't be necessary anymore.
I hope Puffin will get some time to get us a more decent RedHat
To build a kernel with an initrd, you need configure initrd into your
kernel, then make boot (right now it works only with ecoff kernels)
and use arch/mips/boot/addinitrd to combine vmlinux.ecoff with your initrd.
For now, I've built a new kernel with an attached initrd. This initrd
contains a shell (ash) and some utilities (ls, mount, etc.) plus the
needed shared libraries. When you boot this kernel, you should see
the message will "Welcome to Linux/MIPS" and should be dropped into a single
So people with the problem seeing only "Freeing unused kernel memory",
please try it, and report your experiences.
I hope to get the kernel uploaded before monday (depends how crappy the line
to ftp.linux.sgi.com this time is). You can find it
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]