[rescue] Looking for IRIX and advice

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Mon Nov 22 09:57:06 CST 2004

On Sat, Nov 20, 2004 at 03:30:38PM -0800, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:

> You need a set of "base install disks" for 6.5.0, then overlays for
> something more recent.  Current is 6.5.25, I think.

6.5.26 came out nearly two weeks ago.
> Old overlay versions are cheap on eBay, but the base install disks usually
> aren't.
> Using `inst` to install the base stuff is tedious and arcane.  Once you get
> that done, though, and X working, you can install the patches and overlays
> with the Software Manager GUI app, which is pretty good.
> Also, join the SGI lists at sgihelp.org.  I don't know that there are many
> folks there that aren't here, but there might be some.
> Never mention buying IRIX CDs on the SGI newsgroups, lest you be flamed to a
> crisp.

Someone had directions for doing a NFS install of Irix.  That sounded
pretty nice. 

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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