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Re: HELP can't boot

To: Ian <ian@WPI.EDU>
Subject: Re: HELP can't boot
From: Florian Lohoff <>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 17:43:51 +0200
Cc: Guido Guenther <>, Soeren Laursen <>, linux-mips <>
In-reply-to: <Pine.OSF.4.33.0108081039480.6638-100000@grover.WPI.EDU>; from ian@WPI.EDU on Wed, Aug 08, 2001 at 10:46:24AM -0400
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On Wed, Aug 08, 2001 at 10:46:24AM -0400, Ian wrote:
> > You simply need to recreate a sgi partition table which is no problem
> > with a current fdisk. That's all you need  to make linux bootable from
> > harddisk.
> Right.  But how to I get to that point?  There is NO bootloader?  I have
> no Irix 6.x media available to restore those partitions.

tftp/nfs-root boot ? The prom is enough.

> I was planning to use HardHat as a basis to build a custom LFS
> ( system from.  It would be sufficient.

Hardhat is VERY old and you will get really in trouble to get any
current software integrated into the distribution.

Florian Lohoff                     +49-5201-669912
     Why is it called "common sense" when nobody seems to have any?

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