[rescue] sunos 4.1.1 cdrom image ?

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Fri Dec 2 09:33:15 CST 2011

Just move /bin/sh out of the way, temporarily replace it with a 
ksh/pdksh symlink, and reverse when you're done.

Incidentally, no matter how hard it seems to set up a netinstall, it's 
worth it.  IRIX requires a dozen or so CDs to install properly.  All 
that disc shuffling will give you nightmares.

On 12/02/2011 12:18 AM, Derrik Walker v2.0 wrote:
> Well, lets see, I would have followed SGI's docs, so the last one is probably
> what did me in.  /bin/sh on Linux and Mac OS X is bash, and on solaris it's
> the Posix shell, which is based on bourn shell, NOT ksh. UUhhgggg!  I'll keep
> that in mind incase I have to install IRIX from the network again in the
> future.
> Thanks.
> - Derrik
> On Dec 01, 2011, at 06:08 PM, Andrew Jones
> <andrew at jones.ec>  wrote:
> On 12/01/2011 04:17 PM, Derrik Walker v2.0 wrote:
> I have only ever got an SGI to net boot off of another SGI. I tired the exact
>> same set up on Suns, Linux, even Mac OS X, and I could never get it to work.
>> But, net booting from one SGI to another is 0 problems. If you don't have
> another SGI, good luck! Maybe you can get it to work. If you do, let me know
> how.o;?
>> - Derrik
> The installer has weird expectations:
> - rsh has to be
> enabled
> - entire install tree has to be accessible via tftp
> - /bin/sh *must*
> be ksh
> All but the last are documented in the official SGI docs.
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