An official explanation written by Paul Bame is available too!
This page sums up the most important steps leading to a bootable hard disk with
Please bear in mind that most data here is pretty old (read: "out of date") and
is kept for historical/archive puposes.
It is understood that $TOP is your directory in which you have your copy
of the PA/Linux CVS kernel.
echo "scsi add-single-device 0 0 X 0" > /proc/scsi/scsi
You should have a SCSI hard disk drive to plug into your Linux i386 box. If you
like the hotplug thingy, try:
The X is the SCSI ID of your HDD. If you experience troubles, look at the SCSI-Programming HOW-TO!
Now, you have to partition the HDD. We will try to have this type of format:
With your mounted disk, you have to copy a file system into your third partition.
Then, you make a vmlinux with the package STI-console in the Console Drivers section:
This makes you choose the STI-console and deselect Support for the console on serial port in the Character Devices.
Once done, you copy your vmlinux in /dev/sda3 mounted in /mnt/hdscsi, for our example
cp vmlinux /mnt/hdscsi
Here comes the part for the loader. First, go into your $TOP/palo, modify your Makefile and comment
the lines starting with RAMDISK and NFSROOT. Then:
./palo/palo -b iplboot -c "3/vmlinux HOME=/ TERM=LINUX console=tty root=/dev/sda3" -k ../linux/vmlinux -I /dev/sda
Here you are, the cook is ready.