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From: Andrew Finley <afinley@...>
Subject: arcboot problem R5000 o2
Date: 29 Nov 2004 15:30:20 -0600
Ok, I tried.

On the R5000 O2:
1) emerged arcboot, then following the man page, I put it in the volume
header.

2) ignored the boot partition I made during the system install, and made
a file called kernel in sda3 (i.e., my root partition see fstab below)

3) I put the kernel that Steve gave me into the kernel file

4) changed the arcboot.conf to reflect my changes (see below).

5) then back to prom I did "boot -f arcboot" - result was an error
something like "can't find kernel looking in \unix"

I tried several variation on this theme but with no luck. What am I
doing wrong?
Thanks again.
-andy

# arcboot.conf
#
# copyright 2002 Guido Guenther <agx@...>
#
label=linux
	image=/kernel/vmlinux64-2004-11-06
	append="root=/dev/sda3"

#fstab
#/dev/sda1		/boot		ext2	noauto,noatime	1 1
/dev/sda3		/		ext3	noatime		0 0
/dev/sda2		none		swap	sw		0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0	/mnt/cdrom	iso9660	noauto,ro,user	0 0
none			/proc		proc	defaults	0 0
none			/dev/shm	tmpfs	defaults	0 0











On Sun, 2004-11-28 at 15:05, Kumba wrote:
> Andrew Finley wrote:
> > Hi Kumba and Steve,
> > I started working on your suggestions.  But get a package masked error
> > when trying to emerge arcboot.  What do I need to do?
> > -thanks andy
> > 
> 
> It's advised you give the "Portage Introduction" a quick readover at this URL:
> http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-mips.xml?part=2&chap=1
> 
> (The mips bits of the handbook are very outdated, so don't fully expect other 
> mips bits there to work, we need a docs dev that can help get things 
> straightened out).
> 
> It's a little unfair to throw some users new to gentoo right into the 
> experimental stuff sometimes, but that's the nature of O2 units right now, as 
> well as some of the other mips hardware.  I'll probably stable-mark arcboot in 
> a few days to clear up some of the confusion, and eventually put one of the 
> 2.6 mips-sources stable (2.6.9 is unstable now).
> 
> 
> --Kumba

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