[rescue] sunos 4.1.1 cdrom image ?
jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Fri Dec 2 13:09:47 CST 2011
On Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:33:15 -0500
Andrew Jones <andrew at jones.ec> wrote:
> IRIX requires a dozen or so CDs to install properly. All
> that disc shuffling will give you nightmares.
My usual way of installing IRIX:
1. Connect external SCSI disk that contains all packages /
Install-CDs-contens in directories. (AFAIK you can copy all packages
into a single directory.)
2. Boot off CDROM.
3. Goto shell from the installer and mount external disk.
4. Manually add software repositories from premounted disk.
This way you need the CD-ROM only for booting the machine. Instalation
is done entirely from the external disk. Much, much faster and
convenient then CD-shuffling.
Though: You need a running SGI to prepare the external disk. (But a
"cold" machine just booted off the installation CD will suffice, if you
know enough of IRIX to prepare the disk from the limited install
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