[rescue] IRIX 6.5.9 Indy install troubles

Kevin kevin at pipeline.com
Sat Jan 18 03:00:06 CST 2003

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I pulled 128 megs of RAM out and now the install is
APPEARS to be going OK.  Guess one of my SIMMs is bad. 
sucks.  I should have tried that before posting....

Wonder how well 6.5 runs on an Indy with 32 megs of RAM


On Sat, 18 Jan 2003 02:28:26 -0500
Kevin <kevin at pipeline.com> wrote:

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> I'm trying to install IRIX 6.5.9 onto my Indy.  It is
> a clean install, no previous OS on disk.  I followed
> the initial instructions posed here:
> http://www.orcawerks.com/sgi/irix/install.html
> I did the 
> boot -f dksc(0,4,8)sashARCS
> boot -f dksc(0,4,7)stand/fx.ARCS --x
> stuff and selected "auto".  This process of prepping
> the disk took about two hours or so.  After that was
> finished i went back to the maintenance screen and
> selected F2 and chose to install via local CDROM. 
> Everything fine so far.  It went through the process
> of"Copying installation tools to disk".  That process
> appeared to complete OK.  It then pops up to another
> console looking text box and says something to the
> effect of "creating miniroot devices".  Then in the
> same box it says something about the current system
> time is yadayadayada.  It then immediately drops that
> screen and pops up with the following:
> PANIC: IRIX Killed due to internal Error.
> at PC:0x88014fa0 ep:0xffffc7a0
> [Press reset to restart the machine.]
> And that's it.  I've tried this a few times with the
> same results every time.  Sorry for the lack of much
> technical info here but i don't know sh*t about SGIs
> and other than a brief attempt with an incorrect
> version of 5.3, this is the first time i have
> attempted to install any version of IRIX.
> Anyone have any idea what i have going wrong here? 
> Bad piece of hardware, RAM or cache?
> Thanks for any help you may be able to give,
> /KRM
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