Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mips

From: Jim Faulkner <jfaulkne@×××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] SGI O2 kernel binary that will work w/ Matt Turner's stages?
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 22:29:08
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] SGI O2 kernel binary that will work w/ Matt Turner's stages? by Matt Turner
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:
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. 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 ~ # 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.