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5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-mips-faq.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-mips-faq.xml">
6 6
7<title>Gentoo Linux/MIPS Frequently Asked Questions</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux/MIPS Frequently Asked Questions</title>
9<author title="Author"> 9<author title="Author">
10 <mail link="redhatter@gentoo.org">Stuart Longland</mail> 10 <mail link="redhatter@gentoo.org">Stuart Longland</mail>
11</author> 11</author>
12 12
13<abstract> 13<abstract>
14This FAQ is intended to answer some of the most frequently asked questions 14This FAQ is intended to answer some of the most frequently asked questions
15relating to Gentoo/MIPS and Linux/MIPS in general. 15relating to Gentoo/MIPS and Linux/MIPS in general.
16</abstract> 16</abstract>
17 17
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31<p> 31<p>
32This FAQ is intended to answer frequently asked questions about Gentoo/MIPS and 32This FAQ is intended to answer frequently asked questions about Gentoo/MIPS and
33Linux/MIPS that we receive from various users. It's aimed at both new users 33Linux/MIPS that we receive from various users. It's aimed at both new users
34and experienced users alike. It has been split into a number of categories 34and experienced users alike. It has been split into a number of categories
35to make navigation easier. 35to make navigation easier.
36</p> 36</p>
37 37
38<p> 38<p>
39If you have anything to contribute to the FAQ or, having read this guide, you 39If you have anything to contribute to the FAQ or, having read this guide, you
98Hey, great idea. Unfortunately, a lot of the Gentoo/MIPS team already have 98Hey, great idea. Unfortunately, a lot of the Gentoo/MIPS team already have
99their hands full looking after Linux/MIPS as well as other commitments. 99their hands full looking after Linux/MIPS as well as other commitments.
100However, you're welcome to give it a try. May I suggest raising this on the 100However, you're welcome to give it a try. May I suggest raising this on the
101<uri link="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewforum-f-32.html">Gentoo Forums</uri> and 101<uri link="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewforum-f-32.html">Gentoo Forums</uri> and
102see what the interest is first. Also, have a look at some of the other threads 102see what the interest is first. Also, have a look at some of the other threads
103on porting Gentoo to other architectures such as 103on porting Gentoo to other architectures such as <uri
104<uri link="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-113387.html">Solaris/SPARC</uri>, 104link="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-113387.html">Solaris/SPARC</uri>,
105<uri link="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-319607.html">IBM OS/2</uri> and 105<uri link="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-319607.html">IBM OS/2</uri> and
106<uri link="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-319691.html">Microsoft Services 106<uri link="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-319691.html">Microsoft Services
107For Unix</uri> for hints on how to proceed. If after some hacking you get 107For Unix</uri> for hints on how to proceed. If after some hacking you get
108something useful out of it... chances are a few developers will pick up on this 108something useful out of it... chances are a few developers will pick up on this
109and help you get it to the next stage. 109and help you get it to the next stage.
145such as the Silicon Graphics Origin 2000. 145such as the Silicon Graphics Origin 2000.
146</p> 146</p>
147 147
148<p> 148<p>
149Here is a list of some of the more famous MIPS-based systems in use. A more 149Here is a list of some of the more famous MIPS-based systems in use. A more
150comprehensive list can be found on the 150comprehensive list can be found on the <uri
151<uri link="http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/index.php/Systems">Linux/MIPS website</uri> 151link="http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/index.php/Systems">Linux/MIPS website</uri>
152</p> 152</p>
153 153
154<table> 154<table>
155<tr> 155<tr>
156 <th>Sony Game Consoles</th> 156 <th>Sony Game Consoles</th>
386<title>Why doesn't my SGI machine netboot?</title> 386<title>Why doesn't my SGI machine netboot?</title>
387<body> 387<body>
388 388
389<p> 389<p>
390This could be for any number of reasons, ranging from cabling issues, through to 390This could be for any number of reasons, ranging from cabling issues, through to
391issues on the server. The best way to troubleshoot any problem is a 391issues on the server. The best way to troubleshoot any problem is a
392step-by-step approach... 392step-by-step approach...
393</p> 393</p>
394 394
395<ol> 395<ol>
396 <li> 396 <li>
397 <b>Have you got the SGI machine (and server) plugged into the right 397 <b>Have you got the SGI machine (and server) plugged into the right
398 network ports?</b><br /> 398 network ports?</b><br />
399 Make sure the network is cabled correctly. Also note that some machines 399 Make sure the network is cabled correctly. Also note that some machines
400 have special needs. For instance the Challenge S cannot obtain network 400 have special needs. For instance the Challenge S cannot obtain network
401 connectivity under Linux via its UTP port, you need to use the AUI port 401 connectivity under Linux via its UTP port, you need to use the AUI port
402 via a transceiver. 402 via a transceiver.
403 </li> 403 </li>
404 <li> 404 <li>
405 <b>Are there any firewalls in use?</b><br /> 405 <b>Are there any firewalls in use?</b><br />
406 Make sure your firewall is not blocking DHCP/BOOTP requests (ports 67 and 406 Make sure your firewall is not blocking DHCP/BOOTP requests (ports 67 and
409 rolling. 409 rolling.
410 </li> 410 </li>
411 <li> 411 <li>
412 <b>Have you disabled packet MTU discovery and set the port range?</b><br /> 412 <b>Have you disabled packet MTU discovery and set the port range?</b><br />
413 SGI boxes require <path>/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_no_pmtu_disc</path> = 1 and 413 SGI boxes require <path>/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_no_pmtu_disc</path> = 1 and
414 <path>/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range</path> = "2048 32767". See <uri 414 <path>/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range</path> = "2048 32767".
415 See <uri
415 link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-mips.xml?part=1&amp;chap=2#doc_chap4">the 416 link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-mips.xml?part=1&amp;chap=2#doc_chap4">the
416 Gentoo/MIPS handbook</uri>. 417 Gentoo/MIPS handbook</uri>.
417 </li> 418 </li>
418 <li> 419 <li>
419 <b>Is the server giving out the correct details via BOOTP?</b><br /> 420 <b>Is the server giving out the correct details via BOOTP?</b><br />

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