NFS and boot floppies problems
Thank all for the help with getting the indgo2 running debian, though i
have using pause this due to lack of a serial cable. I now have moved on
to trying to install debian on my slower :( indy
I have managed to boot and play with the indy and have a semi working
system though i am experincing opp's regular opp's which send details in
once i check the archive it not a known problem.
Anyway as this system was a mixture of the base.2_2.2 which had been
upgraded i though i try to use the boot foppies.
The problem is such.
boot the indy using dhcp and using the file at
i took the kernel form bf-r4k-ip22_18.104.22.168.* file r4k-ip22/linux and
extracted root.tar.gz from bf-common_22.214.171.124.* to make the rootfs
using the command
bootp(): root=nfs nsfaddrs=126.96.36.199 nfsroot=/mnt/debroot
system boots and starts dbootstrap which then reports a message and save
it nicely to /var/log/messages
user.err dbootstrap: I had trouble checking the choice of root
device. I don't know what to use as the root fs.
I can find any docs or even the source for dbootstrap to even try and
find out what the problem is but would apreciate some pointer then i do
On a secondry issue how are you suppored to create the 'SGI volume' and
'SGI volhdr' i ended up booting to irix and using that to initilise the
Paul R. Gammans
Post Graduate Research Student with 'Interaction Design Research'
snail-mail: Brunel University, Egham, Surrey. TW20 0JZ