Re: Origin 200 (IP27) installer?
On Friday 15 April 2005 11:16, you wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2005 at 09:17:50AM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > > IP27 needs support in the arcboot bootloader to make an installer
> > > useful. This is somewhere on my TODO list, but don't hold your
> > > breath. Write the arcboot support instead. ;-)
> > No, it doesn't, I can deal with netbooting it, or I can shove a
> > kernel into an xfs partition now that there's XFS support in the
> > mainstream kernel. I just want a netboot installer image that'll
> > lay down something useful on the disk... I don't have any other
> > MIPS systems running Debian yet that can do that, though I suppose
> > I could try installing to another machine and move the disk over...
> It seems you didn't read too carefuly. There is no arcboot port for
> IP27 so there is no way to boot kernel from filesystem (despite fact
> that arcboot cannot read kernel image from XFS). Mounting XFS and
> booting from XFS are two different things.
You don't need arcboot to boot from XFS. See this:
The firmware can boot files on xfs partitions directly, hence not
needing a bootloader.
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