Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mips

From: "Stephen P. Becker" <spbecker@××.edu>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] SGI O2 R5000 on initial boot screen freaks out
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 22:40:46
Message-Id: 419A8212.1070800@vt.edu
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] SGI O2 R5000 on initial boot screen freaks out by Oscar Almer
Oscar Almer wrote:
> Hi > > in my humble experience, it is possible to get an O2 to boot off a CD > instead of a NFS partition by setting a PROM variable (OSLoadOptions > or something like it) to point to /dev/cdroms/cdrom0. It saves the > hassle of having to set up a NFS server thing if you never have done > so before (like me). > Disclaimer: I am not a developer, nor anything else. It just happened > that that worked for me, so i thought i'd mention it. >
We actually do have a livecd now. It should be in the experimental folder on the gentoo mirrors. Make sure to read the documentation in the directory with it, as it doesn't automagically work. You have to set prom variables first. Steve -- gentoo-mips@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-mips] SGI O2 R5000 on initial boot screen freaks out Andrew Finley <afinley@×××××××.edu>