Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mips

From: "J. Scott Kasten" <jscottkasten@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] Question - Kumba LiveCD RC6
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 14:54:53
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] Question - Kumba LiveCD RC6 by Kumba
A belated thanks!  Sorry for slow reply, but I've been installing.  :)

I ended up using RC5 to bootstrap an IP32-R5K to partition the disk and 
add the netboot image and arcload to the volume header.  From there, I was 
able to run the normal install.  Thanks to the obvious hard work of lots 
of gentoo people, it went smooth.

I have already emerged my way up to loadable kernel modules, IPv6, 
XORG-X11, and am typing this mail on the system now.  It seems to be rock 
solid.  After I've thorougly checked my kernel out over a couple weeks, 
I'll post the config to Stuart's hardware compatibility page.

A few questions though.

[1] From looking at other configs there, and having just walked through 
the 2.17.10 config process, it looks like the alsa mips ip32 sound device 
has been disabled.  I cannot even select it in 2.17.10.  I was wondering 
what the status of this driver was.  Judging from submitted configs, it 
looks like people had been enabling it at 2.16 or earlier.

[2] What is the root password for the RC6 CD?  :)

I noticed in the RC6 comments that no-one had tested on the Indigo2, IP22 
arch.  I have a headless I2 (formerly extreeme) and will test boot it 
sometime this comming weekend.

[3] Has anyone tried Firewire in the O2 PCI slot?  I have an ADS 
Technologies combo Firewire/USB 2.0 PCI card comming soon.  This uses an 
ALI chipset.  I pulled the USB config from the RC6 CD kernel.  I suspect 
it won't be much to make the USB portion work.  It will be interesting to 
see about the firewire.  Fortunately Firewire chipsets are more 
standardized than USB.  I'll report back when I know something here.


On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Kumba wrote:

> Actually, I locked it on my dev site after putting it on the mirrors. Check > your local mirror for it in experimental/mips/livecd/x-rc6/. I just checked > OSU's copy, and it lets you fetch the image. Be sure to read the README :) > > > --Kumba >
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-mips] Question - Kumba LiveCD RC6 Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-mips] Question - Kumba LiveCD RC6 Kumba <kumba@g.o>