On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 02:50:03PM +0000, John Mc Donald mentioned:
> A friend of mine has recently running acquired an old SGI Indy and was
> hoping to put
> Linux on it. Is this a possibility or are their any builds available for
> the SGI?
It'll be difficult. Very difficult. Linux fdisk doesn't support the
partition table, so you have to install Irix first to repartition it.
There are no distros for the SGI, though I think I saw some sort of
tarfile of binaries somewhere. SGI have kernels that work on some of the
older machines, including the Indy - but unless you are happy rolling your
own distro, with a cross compiler...
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