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xfs root filesystem on SGI 1450?

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Subject: xfs root filesystem on SGI 1450?
From: Dave Strout <dstrout@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 06:00:13 -0400
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Does anybody have any idea why the kernel that's on the RH7.1 
ISO image locks up on an SGI 1450?  The regular RH 7.1 CD works 
just fine, but the XFS iso locks while probing for hda.

My config is:
SGI 1450, 1GB ram, 5x32GB SCSI HD on DAC960 raid controller, 
2xPIII xeon @700MHz

One other sympton I noticed is that if I use 'expert' or 'linux 
dd', I get into the text-mode anaconda, but it's _really_ 
slow.  /sbin/loader takes several minutes to get me to the "do 
you have a driver disk" prompt, then locks up.

Floppies made from the iso produce the same results.....

Any ideas welcome.....



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