[rescue] More IRIX questions: why won't it boot from my 6.5.24 CDs?
Micah R Ledbetter
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Sat Apr 7 17:10:48 CDT 2007
My new Octane is running. I can access the PROM. hinv verifies that I
have an IP30 195MHz R10K with 128MB of RAM. Whee :). It still boots
to an X install screen, where I still don't know any passwords.
What I can't seem to do is boot from CD. I stuck an external CDROM on
there, which hinv reports as controller 1, device 6. When I try to
boot from it using these instructions, I get:
Cannot load xio(0)pci(15)scsi(1)cdrom(6)partition(8)sash64.
Unable to execure xio(0)pci(15)scsi(1)cdrom(6)partition(8)sash64:
execute format error
Cannot load xio(0)pci(15)scsi(1)cdrom(6)partition(8)sash64 -- execure
I've also tried sash.64 instead of sash64, which resulted in a
similar error message. I also get a similar message if I just click
"Install System Software" from the main PROM window.
I'm about to try another SCSI cdrom drive. If that doesn't work, I
read here that I might need to try a lower revision of IRIX, like
6.5.1. I don't have 6.5.1, but I do have 6.5.5, so I was going to see
if that worked.
Does anyone have any suggestions, or if not, any other gotchas I
haven't run across yet?
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