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Andrew Finley wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am trying to install on a O2 r5000. After what I thought was a
> successful kernel build, etc. (following the install instruction on the
> MIPS project page, and using the experimental livecd). I powered off
> then tried to boot, then received the message below.
O2 can't boot off disk directly (that is, load a kernel from the volume header
like IP22). You have to use arcboot for that. Arcboot's a hair slow at
reading kernels off disk, but wesolows made a wicked patch I'm going to test
soon and put into portage which will dramatically speed up disk loading.
Just `emerge arcboot`, and follow the instructions printed after the build
finishes, and things should work out fine. If not, drop a note here about it.
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