[rescue] IRIX Install Sanity
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Thu Apr 3 12:10:05 CST 2003
Well, Brian Hechinger and I performed a little experiment this week. You
CAN do a miniroot install of IRIX over NFS. It's faster, and it requires
less opening-up of the install server.
What you do is fairly simple:
1) Copy your distribution to an NFS share.
2) Move dist/sa, stand/fx.*, dist/unix.* to a tftp share.
3) Notice that there is a unix.IP?? file for your system. Replace
this file with a kernel that has NFS support (that is, a kernel
from a machine that had NFS installed on it). So, if you're
planning to reinstall IRIX, back up your kernel first. If you're
just starting out, ask a friend with the same family machine for a
kernel. I -cannot- imagine why the miniroot kernel has NFS
support stripped out, as NFS makes the install -so- much nicer.
4) Boot the miniroot like normal.
5) When you're inside of inst, drop to a shell prompt, mount the nfs
share, exit back to inst, and point inst at the mountpoint.
Voila! An IRIX install without rcp/rsh/rexec crap!
Jonathan Patschke *) Q: What do you call the hum of a rack of Apple
Thorndale, TX (* XServes?
*) A: The Al Gore Rhythm.
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