Re: no init found (IP27)
Thank you very much. Since the only reason I will continue with sgi
hardware are the disks, is there a way to convert sgi's disk connector to
a normal scsi one plus power suply ? It is probably question for quite
different list, but if it is not possible, it will be thrown from the very
high rock in my case :-)
On Mon, 4 Jul 2005, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
David Komanek wrote:
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.