I've been subscribed to the list for quite a while but am just about to try
installing Linux on my Indigo2 (R4400SC / 128Mb RAM) for the first time.
I want to try H J Lu's port of Radhat 7.1. I've read the the howto at
http://oss.sgi.com/mips/mips-howto.html, have set up a tftp server a bootp
server an nfs server and have made up a working serial cable. Now having
browsed ftp://oss.sgi.com/pub/linux/mips/redhat/7.1/ I am unsure what to do
next. I assume I will need a kernel image and a root filing system to nfs mount
but can't see anything resembling them on the ftp site.
I have a spare 4Gb scsi disk that I want to attempt the install on. I assume
that once I have got the machine booted using an nfs root I can partion the
hard disk - somehow install the RPMS on it and then use dvhtool to get my SGI
to boot from the hard disk.
Is this all feasible ? has anyone got any hints or gottcha's ?
Thanks in advance for any help
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