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From: Karin Willers <karin@...>
Subject: Re: IP30: Gentoo installation without monitor & keyboard
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 20:34:15 +0100
Hello, it's me again ...

things seem not to be so easy ....

I ended up with a disk configuration as follows:

/ # fdisk /dev/sda

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sda (SGI disk label): 64 heads, 32 sectors, 0 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 bytes

----- partitions -----
Pt#    Device  Info     Start       End   Sectors  Id  System
 1: /dev/sda1  boot       101      8682  17575936  83  Linux native
 2: /dev/sda2  swap         2       100    202752  82  Linux swap
 9: /dev/sda3               0         1      4096   0  SGI volhdr
11: /dev/sda4               0      8682  17781520   6  SGI volume
----- Bootinfo -----
Bootfile: /unix
----- Directory Entries -----
 0: sgilabel   sector    2 size     512
 1: sash       sector    3 size  266240
 2: ide        sector  523 size  266240
 3: IP30prom   sector 1043 size  879104

Command (m for help): q


Don't know, whether this is ok?? Then a mke2fs revealed the following:


/ # mke2fs -j /dev/sda1
mke2fs 1.38 (30-Jun-2005)
Warning: could not erase sector 2: Attempt to write block from
filesystem resulted in short write
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
1095584 inodes, 2189410 blocks
109470 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
67 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
16352 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
        32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632

Warning: could not read block 0: Attempt to read block from filesystem
resulted in short read
Warning: could not erase sector 0: Attempt to write block from
filesystem resulted in short write
Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information:
Warning, had trouble writing out superblocks.done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 24 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
/ #

Any comments??

The Gentoo documentation seems not to be in sync with the actual
fdisk command options ... 

Thanks,  Karin
===========
2 at 17:33 +0100, Karin Willers wrote:
> Hello All,
> 
> bootp(): root=/dev/ram0 CONSOLE=/dev/ttyS0
> 
> did it - thanks for the speedy reply!
> 
> Cheers,  Karin
> -----
> On Sun, 2008-03-02 at 18:11 +0200, Panagiotis Christopoulos wrote:
> > On 16:47 Sun 02 Mar     , Karin Willers wrote:
> > > Hello All,
> > > 
> > > I'm currently trying to install Gentoo MIPS on an IP30 without
> > > monitor (and hence no keyboard connected). Connection to the
> > > Octane is made serially from a laptop running minicom.
> > > 
> > > I think, the machine (R12000 @ 400 MHz, 2 GByte RAM) boots the
> > > ip30-r10k+-20050820.img image file correctly:
> > > 
> > > >> bootp(): root=/dev/ram0
> > > Setting $netaddr to 192.168.0.70 (from server )
> > > Obtaining  from server
> > > 8520560+306368 entry: 0xa800000020799000
> > > 
> > > but there is no further output; probably there is no getty
> > > running on the serial port.
> > > 
> > > Question 1: Is there an image that has serial console enabled?
> > I'm not sure, but you can try this:
> > bootp(): root=/dev/ram0 CONSOLE=/dev/ttyS0
> > or
> > bootp(): root=/dev/ram0 CONSOLE=/dev/ttyS1
> > 
> > > Question 2: What is the format of the .img file that is loaded
> > > via tftp - maybe there's a chance to add an entry for the
> > > serial port (what is the proper special file here?) in the
> > > initrd?
> > > 
> > > Thanks,  Karin
> > > 
> > I hope this works,
> > 
> > Panagiotis Christopoulos(pchrist)
> 

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