Ok, I tried.
On the R5000 O2:
1) emerged arcboot, then following the man page, I put it in the volume
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
# copyright 2002 Guido Guenther <agx@...>
#/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:
> (The mips bits of the handbook are very outdated, so don't fully expect other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).
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