[rescue] Burning IRIX boot disks

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Jun 20 13:18:23 CDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 20:52 +0300, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 10:34:59AM -0700, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> > Has anyone successfully burned IRIX boot disks on a PC?  If so, how?
> I never did it, but someone I know did it a long time ago.
> They WERE NOT ISO images, so they could not be read on a PC,
> but you could copy them to an "iso" file using DD or readcd
> (or is it CDREAD?) and burn them.

They are not ISO9660 as you say.  However, it is entirely possible to
read them on a PC anyway.  You just have to use linux build with support
for SGI disklabels and efs.  If your definition of a PC involves a
certain OS from MS, then just install VMWare and work from there to read
the CDs on a PC.

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