Kernel boot parameter on mips (SGI)
126.96.36.199. SGI TFTP Booting
On SGI machines you can append boot parameters to the bootp(): command
in the command monitor.
Following the bootp(): command you can give the path and name of the
file to boot if you did not give an explicit name via your bootp/dhcp
Further kernel parameters can be passed via append:
I tested an install on a SGI Octane using the kernel
linux-image-2.6-r10k-ip30 (2.6.12-3) from experimental.
I failed to mount the root filesystem (I tried really everything, such
as an NFS root (fails probably because of kernel network settings), a copy
of a boostraped system on /dev/sdb directly in my IRIX system) but
bootp(): append="arg1 arg2"
is interpreted as kernel command line "append=arg1 arg2" by the kernel.
So it is necessary to omit "append=" and the quotes.
Comments? Maybe it's only my system which doesn't support "append"?
Next step I will try is to cross compile a newer kernel from
http://www.linux-mips.org. My first attempt failed because
linux-188.8.131.52.tar.gz seems not to support IP30 anymore. I will try
different versions or directly from git ...
Or is there a simple way to provide an initrd? All Mips build I checked
contain only a kernel image ...
PS: I'm not subscribed to debian-boot anymore.