[rescue] OT: IRIX 6.5 installation on a Indigo2 R10k Impact

Barry Fujii barry at engr.webpipeline.com
Wed Jul 2 23:18:07 CDT 2003

Well, I finally got my indigo2 r10k up to my old office and plugged an
Official monitor from SGI, from an indy, in and fired up the installer once

Same result. *sigh*

Time to hack up a 8pin din to a 9pin serial cable and try a console install.

Unless anyone has any other ideas...


> From: Phil Stracchino <alaric at caerllewys.net>
> Reply-To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 23:59:46 -0400
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] OT: IRIX 6.5 installation on a Indigo2 R10k Impact
> On Sun, Jun 29, 2003 at 10:08:23PM -0700, Barry Fujii wrote:
>> Yeah, same here, mine basically looked like needle nose pliers with a
>> cutting edge at the tip. I recall reading somewhere to remove pin '10' but
>> also recall it wasn9t easy to determine which pin that was and the count
>> order.
> FWIW, on the rare occasions when I've found it necessary to remove a pin
> from a connector, I've found the best way to remove them without
> damaging adjacent pins is to use a very fine dovetail bit on a Dremel
> tool and mill the unwanted pins off at the base.  There's at least one
> piece of hardware I've had to work with for which removing one pin from
> the cable is the manufacturer's officially recommended in-the-field fix.
> (I'm thinking it was 3Com, but I can't remember for sure.)

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