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From: Mike Martin <mikemartin@×××××.ca>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] Question - Kumba LiveCD RC6
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 17:54:46
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] Question - Kumba LiveCD RC6 by Mike Martin

I have successfully burnt and booted my SGI Octane from Kumba's X-RC6
distribution. The trick was in the burning. I was burning it from SUSE
in a DVD burner. For whatever reason, it didn't work. I then tried
burning it using cdrecord under Windows XP. I know everything says you
can't burn the disk in Windows, but it was the only other machine I
had with a burner. It worked.

For the record I used this file:
downloaded from this site:
with this command: cdrecord -vv -pad speed=12 dev=1,0,0 -tao

I've used the disk to boot my Octane and my Indy, both into X without
any other problems.

Thanks everyone for your help!
Now I just need to figure out how to install and boot from the hard drive!


On 2/2/07, Mike Martin <mikemartin@×××××.ca> wrote:
> That's the easy answer. Unfortunately the Octane (which is the one I > want to get working) resides on a network where netboot is not > allowed. Believe me, I've tried to do this. > > The Indy, happily netboots (on my home network). I tried to boot it > and the Indigo2 from CD to test whether the problem what the Octane, > that CD or the X-RC6 distribution. > > From my understanding the intention of the X-RC6 cd is not to provide > the primary method of installing the OS. It is more of an experiment > to see if what can be done and provide a quick "hey look what Linux > can do" demo environment. I'm looking to use it for exactly that. > > Thanks! > Mike Martin >
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