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From: Kumba <kumba@g.o>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-mips] Gentoo/MIPS SGI LiveCD RC5 release
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 04:15:02
After lots of tinkering, testing and other odd n' ends, I released on Tuesday a 
new revision of the SGI LiveCD.  Like its predecessor, RC4, this is a single CD 
that will boot and bring up several completely different SGI systems to a state 
where an install can be started.

This is one of those golden states long desired in the Linux/MIPS community, as 
previously, the only other bootable CD's capable of doing this is IRIX install 
media.  This CD is still considered RC for the time begin as several of the 
supported systems can be tricky at times to get started.  Most notably, the SGI 
Origin (IP27) series.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this CD is in its creation -- it was 
largely built using the upcoming 2.0 release of gentoo's release engineering 
tool, Catalyst.  Much thanks goes to Eric Edgar (rocket) and Chris Gianelloni 
(wolf31o2) of the gentoo-releng team for their assistance on the Catalyst2 side 
of things (this helped to nail several bugs in cat2 as well).

Additional thanks is extended to Stanislaw Skowronek (Skylark) for his ARCLoad 
(sys-boot/arcload) [bootloader], sgibootcd (sys-boot/sgibootcd) [CD Image 
Creator], and getdvhoff (sys-boot/getdvhoff) [utility] tools used in this CD, or 
in its creation, as well as to 'learath' of #mipslinux for SGI Origin testing 

More info can be found in the README regarding questions, comments and bugs.

Initially, this can be found in my dev directory here:

But it will soon be up onto the mirrors under the experimental/mips folder.


Gentoo/MIPS Team Lead
Gentoo Foundation Board of Trustees

"Such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands 
do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere."  --Elrond
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Re: [gentoo-mips] Gentoo/MIPS SGI LiveCD RC5 release Arianna Arona <arianna@×××××××××.it>