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Re: help needed : cannot install linux on SGI O2 R5000

Subject: Re: help needed : cannot install linux on SGI O2 R5000
From: Max Zaitsev <>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 12:10:05 +0200
Organization: Mutella Dev co.
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thanks for the prompt answer. actually I've messed things up slightly. The 
kernel that I could boot with relative success was a frame buffer enabled one 
from Ilia (

> The IP32 Netboot I have requires you to setup an NFS-exportable root for it
> to work properly ... There should be an initrd link in the ip32 directory --
> use that for NFS root, and pass at minimum 'root=/dev/nfs
this I've tried already, but the thing is that the netboot kernel does not go 
beyond telling me what the entry point was. I've also tried to use the kernel 
from Ilya with the same root. There, everything would hang after starting the 
initrd script.

> and it's advised you run off of serial console (if you 
> aren't already). 
actually, I don't. I don't have a serial console/cable in my possetion and was 
intending to actually use the display/keyboard combination to perform the 
installation. Would it be possible? Can you advise me where to get a suitable 
netboot kernel?


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