After lurking on the sgi-list for more than a year, I installed one of
our indy's with hardhat. I couldn't get bootp working, so I copied the
install kernel to the efs-root of the Irix (5.2?) disk, which proved a
I have a few questions:
1) The console uses 62 lines, but I can see only 47 of them using an
Iiyama monitor. I also tried a genuine SGI monitor, which gives me all
62 lines. How can I set the number of lines?
2) How can I specify kernel options in the ARC firmware?
setenv -p OSLoadOptions "root=/dev/sdb1"
so this doesn't seem to work.
Can I use rdev on i386 machine for this?
3) What is the prefered partitioning scheme. I would like to go back
to one disk, with no IRIX installed. So the question is what partition
types is the arc-firmware able to boot from? (iso,fat)
Can we alternatively store the kernel in the disk-label? From within Linux??
Is the following possible?
sda1 20 MB /boot type=efs (or iso9660, or fat)
sda2 100 MB / type=ext2
sda3 whole disk? Is this necessary?
sda4 800 MB /usr type=ext2
sda5 128 MB SWAP
sda6 REST /data type=ext2
Is linux capable of writing to an efs partition?
Thanks in advance,
Linux version 2.1.100 (firstname.lastname@example.org) (gcc version 2.7.2) #1 Sun
Jul 12 17:32:40 EDT 1998
on a 100Mhz Indy:
cpu : MIPS
cpu model : R4600 V1.0
system type : SGI Indy
BogoMIPS : 99.94
byteorder : big endian
unaligned accesses : 0
wait instruction : yes
microsecond timers : no
extra interrupt vector : no
hardware watchpoint : no
Hinv of its neighbor running IRIX:
1 100 MHZ IP22 Processor
FPU: MIPS R4610 Floating Point Chip Revision: 0.0
CPU: MIPS R4600 Processor Chip Revision: 1.0
On-board serial ports: 2
On-board bi-directional parallel port
Data cache size: 16 Kbytes
Instruction cache size: 16 Kbytes
Main memory size: 64 Mbytes
Iris Audio Processor: version A2 revision 4.1.0
Integral Ethernet: ec0, version 1
Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version WD33C93B, revision D
Graphics board: Indy 8-bit