[rescue] IRIX network install
ryan at tliquest.net
Wed Dec 11 02:21:28 CST 2002
I recently got an SGI Indigo2 and am trying to install IRIX 6.5 on it. Since
there's no cdrom, I'm doing a network install. Now I'm mostly familiar with
Sun and PC hardware, so this SGI box was something different for a change.
Here's the problem:
I have a Linux dhcp/tftp server set up and configured, on the address
TFtp works fine; I tried downloading stuff from a client Linux machine.
But the SGI box won't download any files through tftp at all. The server
acknowledges the requests, but nothing happens. I also tried using the
arping utility to ping the mac address (I don't know if it is supposed to
work, since the SGI machine probably doesn't have a complete tcpip stack
while in PROM mode). When the machine has an ip address, I can't ping it
either. I just tried bootp instead of dhcp, and it still doesn't seem to
work. (some info: the server's running Debian Woody)
So I'm wondering if it could possibly be dhcp or bootp? Or could it be a
network problem (i also tried an aui transciever, with no luck).
Unix and Network Specialist
Argonne National Laboratory
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