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Re: Ok...FINALLY got the Indy...

> > > kernel by default.  You can do 'setenv OSLoader linux', which will
> > > make it use the linux kernel by default, but 'setenv OSLoader
> > > linux root=/dev/sda1' doesn't work (it's too long to be saved in
> > > the prom). 
> > 
> > Good to know.  Does quoting help?  I can't imagine that they made the env
> > var THAT limited.
> 	I wouldn't have thought so, but I wasn't able to figure it out.  I was
> thinking there might be something else in the env that you could set
> that would pass the parameters, but I've yet to figure out what...  Do let me
> know if you figure it out. :)

I actually got the above method to work by using the hex id of the root
device.  something like 'setenv OSLoader "linux root=0x801"'.  This is
from memory, so you had better check the syntax from the kernel source.
I forgot exactly how long the OSLoader string can be, but it's just
barely long enough.  Also, I think the newer boot consoles have more


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