Re: Indy PROM boot command?
On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 05:56:05PM -0500, Stephen Worotynec wrote:
> I've been lurking and for some weeks, and finally decided to dive in and
> install Linux on an Indy.
> I've tried this with both a 180MHz R5000 and a 200MHz R4400. They both
> have IRIX 6.2 at present.
Dont even try on the R5000 - R5000 is a bit unsuported right now.
> I have been using vmlinux-2.4.0.ecoff from ftp.rfc822.org as a kernel, and
> an Intel debian system as the dhcp/tftp/nfs server. The setup pretty much
> follows the suggested procedures at http://staf.digibel.org/.
> At the Indy PROM prompt, a command such as:
> >> boot -f bootp()vmlinux-2.4.0.ecoff init=/bin/bash
I'll be doing 2.4.2 current cvs next weekend ...
> unfortunately ends with the message:
> Kernel panic: I have no root and I want to scream
> Looking at the nfsroot howto, I tried adding a "root=" parameter,
> specifically root=/dev/nfs as suggested. This leads to the message:
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 00:ff
> What might I be missing here?
Probably the kernel is not compiled with nfs-root i dont know exactly.
Try looking into the config comginh in the tarball.
Florian Lohoff firstname.lastname@example.org +49-5201-669912
Why is it called "common sense" when nobody seems to have any?