[SunRescue] IRIX and SGI -- OT
rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Feb 15 07:50:45 CST 2001
Quick thought - have you determined if it is the harware or
software causing you pain?
I wonder if removing the HDs and starting from scratch will let
you rebuild the system?
I am thinking maybe the drive has been marked as protected by
the OS, and will not let you access it, but the NVRAM is not
password protected, and would allow you to wipe a new drive.
Maybe the drive can be swapped into a non-SGI machine and
From: rescue-admin at sunhelp.org
[mailto:rescue-admin at sunhelp.org]On
Behalf Of Simeon Johnston
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 2:49 PM
Subject: [SunRescue] IRIX and SGI -- OT
Sorry if this is not related to sun systems but I need help...
I got an SGI Indigo2 at an auction and am trying to load a
it. I have IRIX 6.5 disks and have everything I need but there
password on the machine.
It doesn't allow me to log into the machine as anything other
admin or guest. I need to have full priveleges as I have
I can get to the system embedded into the hardware and get to
diagnostic tools but am unable to load a new system or bypass
to get access.
Is there a way to bypass the password or re-install the system
scratch? It only allows me to update or fix the system, not
Any help would be appreciated.
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