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Re: Indy, booting and EFS

On Mon, Aug 28, 2000 at 11:00:19AM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> 	I've got an Indy I'm playing w/ and I've gotten it to netboot
> and managed to get the network up on it and get Debian installed and
> such but I'm having a hell of a time figureing out how to boot the thing
> locally.
> 	It *looks* like I need a small efs partition, and I can create
> space for it, but I havn't been able to find any tools outside Irix to
> create the actual filesystem.  Also, the only support I've spotted for
> EFS under Linux is read only.
> 	So, I'm wondering, what do you folks use to boot your boxen? :)
> Should I just give in and netboot all the time, or have to run Irix if
> I ever want to change kernels..?

There is currently no way of booting linux directly - Feel free
to write a sash replacement capable of reading an ext2 filesystem.

It shouldnt be too hard as there is the sparc loader "SILO" which
already reads ext2 filesystems (With libext2)

Currently everybody uses tftp to boot their machines ...

Florian Lohoff		flo@rfc822.org		      	+49-5201-669912
      "Write only memory - Oops. Time for my medication again ..."

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