[rescue] Getting an OS on an IRIS Indigo?
mail at g-lenerz.de
Sat Apr 24 01:58:33 CDT 2004
Saturday, April 24, 2004, 5:07:00 AM, you wrote:
> Not true. You just need a CDROM reader that understand 512B blocks.
> An old Sun CD reader will work, and so will newer Plextors, among
I'd go with a Plextor (and I actually do). Any other new drive that
can be set to 512b block size should be fine too.
> Irix CDs burned from images will work - as long as your images are
> good. If the image doesn't contain the entire original raw device, it
> won't contain slice info, and won't have the installation tools.
And it must be an EFS CD (a 1:1 copy from one is ok) and not one
thats something else that just happens to have all the files on it.
>> I've tried this guide:
>> recently, and when I try to install stuff from the SGI end I get:
>> Setting $netaddr to 192.168.1.63 (from server 192.168.1.6) #from the
>> dhcp server on the server
>> Error 7 while loading
I remember that error, got it as well as I tried to set up my
> I'm pretty sure network installs are only supported by receiving boot
> info from another SGI. I could be wrong. Jonathan?
Nope, no problem booting from other platforms. It doesn't require
anything real special. A DHCP server is fine for assigning it's IP
address and then I think it needs tftp to boot. There lies the
trouble with the error message above - something is just not right
there. For the rest of the procedure it uses rcp which surprised me
a bit but isn't really a problem to set up if you've got the machine
as far as starting the installer.
Gerhard mailto:mail at g-lenerz.de
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