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Re: Is it possible to boot linux on an O2 r5k ?

To: Mark Nellemann <>
Subject: Re: Is it possible to boot linux on an O2 r5k ?
From: Keith M Wesolowski <>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2001 21:46:15 -0700
Cc: linux-mips mail list <>
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On Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 11:13:52AM +0200, Mark Nellemann wrote:

> I was told on irc a month ago, that someone had gotten an O2 to boot.

You were not lied to.

> Yesterday I tried to fire up my O2. The whole bootp, tftp setup was working 
> fine, but when I boot'ed the kernel (linux-2.4.3-ip22) the kernel said "Yee, 
> could not determine architecture type <SGI-IP32>". Is this because i'm using 
> a 
> wrong kernel or isn't it possible to boot the O2 yet ?

Certainly not with that kernel.  You need a modified kernel that
understands O2 (and a 64-bit kernel toolchain to build it).

Keith M Wesolowski <>
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