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1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2 <!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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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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