Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
sgi octane2, a little netboot modify request
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on Alternative Architectures
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ddc
Guru
Guru


Joined: 29 Aug 2006
Posts: 527

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: sgi octane2, a little netboot modify request Reply with quote

hi,
as the fact i have to completely clean my "full of issue a lot" gentoo2006.1-upgradedto-2007.1-dev, i have a little problem here

my octane2 is equipped with both gfx.impactSR and gfx.VPRO
(*) the first has to used as textconsole/X11 under gentoo
(*) the second is to be used in irix 'cause she has better performance while is not able to play X11 under gentoo


so, the last netbook kernel image i found around has been compiled to both support these 2 gfx ... i think minding a normal user either he chooses to have gfx.impactSR, or he chooses to have gfx.VPRO ...

well, I'm afraid I'm more than 2 miles far away from this scheme: I have both the GFXs in my hardware, and the kernel simply decides to panics after the first fb0 init

my request is:
1) could you please teach me how to build a netboot kernel ?
2) or, could you please build an other netbook kernel in where the gfx.VPRO kernel lines are removed ?

To save myself from the issues of having both GFX, I simply removed the gfx bay, then booting the machine through the serial console: i mean if something goes wrong with kernel &C i have the way to fix the jam, but it is so boring this way.

I'd like simply to netboot, mounting disks, and doing my fixup


thank you in advance if you could help me

regards
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on Alternative Architectures All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum