Re: no init found (IP27)
David Komanek wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to replace IRIX with Debian on my IP27 machine. I have
> downloaded debian-31r0a-mips-netinst.iso, burned a CD on CD-RW which seems
> this media type is not supported on my platform. So I downloaded the files
> to my IRIX machine to a free xfs partition. Now, using the guide from
> http://caradhras.ccslab.aueb.gr/index.html I am able to boot a kernel
> image (which can be also downloaded from there). It recognizes all disks,
> network card etc. but the kernel panices with
> "No init found"
> messsage. init=/bin/sh or init=/bin/bash passed as a kernel load parameter
> does not work to.
> Is there any chance to load the debian installer without the need of tftp
Not yet, for several reasons:
a) There is currently no disk bootloader in Debian which works for ip27.
b) SCSI disk access was only fixed a few days ago upstream. The old patch
won't give reliable operation.
c) A dirty hack for PCI detection is still needed, that's part of the
d) No debian kernel for ip27 is available yet, an experimental version
is occasionally updated at http://people.debian.org/~ths/mips-kernels/,
the current version is broken for ip27. I hope to update to 2.6.12 the
e) Due to those preliminaries, no serious effort was made to support ip27
That said, I have CVS HEAD from linux-mips.org running on ip27 with a
small patch, and the debian userland runs fine on the tftpbooted kernel.