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8    
9     <sections>
10     <section>
11     <title>The MIPS PROM</title>
12     <subsection>
13     <body>
14    
15     <p>
16     MIPS doesn't require that you install a bootloader. The MIPS PROM handles the
17     booting, but you need to install your kernel as a viable option.
18     </p>
19    
20     <p>
21     First, install <c>dvhtool</c>, needed to copy the kernel to the SGI Volume
22     Header.
23     </p>
24    
25     <pre caption="Installing dvhtool">
26     # <i>emerge dvhtool</i>
27     </pre>
28    
29     <p>
30     Now copy over the kernel to the SGI Volume Header. By default <c>dvhtool</c>
31     assumes that the SGI Volume Header is on <path>/dev/sda</path>. If this is not
32     the case (for instance when IRIX is installed on <path>/dev/sda</path> and
33     Gentoo/MIPS on <path>/dev/sdb</path>) you need to inform <c>dvhtool</c> about it
34     using <c>-d &lt;device&gt;</c>.
35     </p>
36    
37     <pre caption="Copying a kernel to the SGI Volume Header">
38     # <i>dvhtool --unix-to-vh &lt;kernel name in /boot&gt; &lt;name you want to give in volume header&gt;</i>
39     </pre>
40    
41     <p>
42     If you want to see all available entries in the volume, use
43     <c>--print-volume-directory</c>:
44     </p>
45    
46     <pre caption="Viewing all available entries in the volume">
47     # <i>dvhtool --print-volume-directory</i>
48     </pre>
49    
50     <p>
51     To setup your system to boot Gentoo/MIPS you need to go tweak some settings in
52     the MIPS PROM. We will describe this later on when the Gentoo installation has
53     finished.
54     </p>
55    
56     <p>
57     Now continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=10">Installing Necessary System
58     Tools</uri>.
59     </p>
60    
61     </body>
62     </subsection>
63     </section>
64     </sections>

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