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Re: SGI harddisk only - Debian install

To: "Linux MIPS" <>
Subject: Re: SGI harddisk only - Debian install
From: "Garrick Evans" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 17:05:19 -0800
References: <1004708261.31067.6.camel@localhost.localdomain> <> <1005662974.10352.2.camel@localhost.localdomain> <> <003b01c16e1e$781aefb0$>
sorry for the distrib...
boot tftpboot.img root=/dev/ram
works fine, i thought i tried it before  once again, sorry for the distrib

----- Original Message -----
From: "Garrick Evans" <>
To: "Linux MIPS" <>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 1:42 PM
Subject: SGI harddisk only - Debian install

> Just looking for a little help here getting woody running on an indy.
> My problem is once I boot the install kernel (linux), after the scsi snoop
> and network setup, it all dies on the following line:
> sending SDTR 011030130f0csync_xfer=2c<0>Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount
> root fs on 08:01
> I have IRIX (5.3) on dksc(0,1) and two free drives dksc(0,3) and dksc(0,4)
> available for debian.
> I have the following files located at / and /boot directories on IRIX
> partition:
> linux, root.bin, root.tar.gz, kernel_config, drivers.tgz
> I have booted from the "maintainence console" (PROM) with almost every
> combination I can think of - always with the same failure.
> So... where is it looking to mount from? Do I need to make a new
> in the root parition of the scsi 3 disk and push the kernel and root.bin
> over there? If so, do I also then need to dvhtool the header on that disk
> well?
> Any help would be HUGELY appreciated.  Thanks.
> g
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