[rescue] Rescued O2

Ewen Roberts eroberts at san.rr.com
Thu Aug 14 12:35:45 CDT 2008

Once you lose it, commercial irix software can be hard & expensive to  

If you make an account on SGI's supportfolio site and add your O2, you  
should be able to download a 6.5 overlay CD set.  If you make a CD of  
the first disk you can boot from it via the prom menu.  The cd will  
install a miniboot and from the install menu you can break into a  
shell to reset the root password.


On 14 Aug 2008, at 09:04, Ethan O'Toole <ethan at 757tech.net> wrote:

>> to keep?  Appears to have 6.5 installed along with some sort of
>> specialized application software (i.e., I believe it was part
>> of a medical instrument).  Of course, no root password so I'll
>> have to start over (probably worth doing anyways since it
>> only has a 9G drive in it).
> You may want to backup that specialized software...  If it's rare,  
> it might be worth archiving.
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