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Bug#255169: installation report: SGI Indigo2 (r4k IP22)

Julien BLACHE wrote:
> Comments/Problems:
> I didn't remember that I had to create the partitions from last to
> first, I'm pretty sure I didn't do that when I installed woody on the
> machine a year ago. Anyway, I eventually figured out and partitioned
> the disk. Had to create an SGI disklabel on it, as it comes from a PC.

What do you mean with "last to first"?

> Disappointment : no XFS support :(((((
> The bootloader installation went fine, but, unfortunately, it doesn't
> handle a separate /boot partition, so the machine couldn't reboot.

Well, the firmware has no problem with booting from arbitrary
partitions, so a separate /boot makes little sense, and arcboot
doesn't support it. This should be documented better.


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