[SunRescue] Continuing foibles of Tim and SGI

BrianMcCloskeycheckinmystyle at hotmail.com BrianMcCloskeycheckinmystyle at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 17 09:59:50 CDT 2000

if you are trying to get into x and keep getting kicked out, are any of your 
filesytems %100 full?


>From: Tim Harrison <harrison at timharrison.com>
>Reply-To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>Subject: [SunRescue] Continuing foibles of Tim and SGI
>Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 18:27:08 -0400
>Hey folks.
>Yes, yet again, I have another SGI problem. :)
>So, I bought an IRIS Indigo.  Nice little machine (heavy as all
>get-out).  Cracked the root passwd, and off I went.  Now, I still have
>that damned Indy to deal with.  So, with the assistance of an IRIX CD
>image (shhhhhh, it's for eval purposes), I'm thinking I'm ready.  Well,
>not quite.  No external Sun/SGI bootable CD-ROM drive.
>This leads me to a nifty thought.  What if I could transfer the image to
>the Indigo, mount the ISO image, and install from the network.
>If I were running Linux, on this box, and it supported EFS, I'd be
>laughing.  Unfortunately, that's not the case.
>Is there an equivalent, in IRIX, to this Linux mount command:
>mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop0 irix_install.iso /cdrom
>I can't find any type of loopback device (other than the network
>Also, I cracked the root passwd of the Indy, but when I log in, it kicks
>me back out immediately.  I can go into single user mode, and play
>around, but if I try to log in through xdm, I get booted back to the
>login screen.  The root account does it, the guest account does it.
>This is quite a mess.
>And to make it all worse, my wife bought this Indy for me, and is all
>upset that it hasn't worked at all.  No pressure.  No, not at all.
>Any thoughts (other than buying a Sun bootable CD-ROM drive... I was
>hoping to surprise my wife with it up and running today)?
>Tim Harrison
>Network Engineer
>harrison at timharrison.com
>Rescue maillist  -  Rescue at sunhelp.org

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