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Re: Has anyone ever got Debian to install on an SGI Altix?

On 26 Aug 2005, at 5:00 pm, Christoph Lameter wrote:

Hi Time, have not talked to you in a long time....

Hi Christoph - no, indeed we have not talked for a long long time. Probably almost 10 years! Back in the heady days that I first packaged Exim for Debian...

On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, Tim Cutts wrote:

I realise this is probably a forlorn hope, but we'd like to see just how difficult it is. With most of the SGI-specific stuff now in the upstream
kernel sources, it seems not beyond the realms of possibility.

Its very easy actually some of our engineers run Debian.

Somehow I thought that would be the case. Engineers from almost every hardware manufacturer I ever talk to say that. :-)

Using this kernel, the machine boots a little way so I must have done
*something* right, but I appear to have a console output problem, since
console output stops after:

You need to add console=ttySG0 as a boot parameter. The newer kernels no
longer use ttyS0 as a console.

Well, that's got me some way further, thanks. Care to mail me your .config so that I can build a kernel that actually, erm, works? :-)


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