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From: Matt Turner <mattst88@g.o>
Subject: Re: SGI O2 kernel binary that will work w/ Matt Turner's stages?
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:12:17 -0400
On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 6:28 PM, Jim Faulkner <jfaulkne@...> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 05:15:11PM -0400, Matt Turner wrote:
>>
>> I've built an O2-compatible kernel (version 3.1.0-r2~) and put it
>> here: http://dev.gentoo.org/~mattst88/sgi-o2/
>
> Thanks a bunch Matt!  The vmlinux.32 kernel boots into your stage3 just
> fine.  Apparently the storage and network drivers are built into the
> kernel, so there were no problems accessing the disk or getting the
> network up.
>
> However, it looks like PS/2 keyboard support wasn't included, so I can't
> login at the console.  I enabled sshd and tried to login that way, but
> got a "PTY allocation request failed on channel 0" error and was kicked
> out after entering my password.

Ah, fixed and reuploaded.

> I then wrote an /etc/local.d script consisting of:
> mkdir /dev/pts
> mount -t devpts -o rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620 devpts /dev/pts
>
> and rebooted.  It works, I can ssh in now!
>
> localhost ~ # uname -a
> Linux localhost 3.1.0-rc2+ #1 Wed Aug 17 17:05:33 EDT 2011 mips64 R5000
> V2.1 FPU V1.0 SGI O2 GNU/Linux
> localhost ~ #

Good thinking! :)

> Thanks so much for your work on Gentoo/MIPS!  I was really surprised to
> see a recent stage3 for this architecture.  And thanks again for the
> kernel, now I'm up and running.  I'll be sure to post to this list
> regarding any other issues I run into.

Great to hear it. Thanks for using my stages :)

Matt


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