[rescue] Sources of IRIX?

Steven M Jones smj+rescue at crash.com
Wed Feb 8 15:42:04 CST 2017

On 02/08/2017 12:54, Alex D wrote:
> For installation you need to start off with the base CD's for a release and
> then apply the updates. [...]

Didn't think about the documentation and instructions...

A lot of the original SGI documentation was mirrored before they took
down the old TechPubs webite last year. See
http://techpubs.jurassic.nl/manuals/0650/admin/index.html for IRIX 6.5.

Here are two general write-ups for installation:


For model-specific boot commands, see

Those write-ups are good for using the CD images, but this will involve
a lot of disc swapping. There are some write-ups for doing installations
over the network which you might be interested in, from various
platforms. But you might need a running IRIX system to pull the packages
off the CDs if you can't get at a flavor of Linux that can read the EFS
filesystems. Uh, consider it an opportunity to do a trial run, get the
packages, and then do it "right" ...

VM: http://nekochan.net/wiki/Using_DINA_for_network_installation_of_IRIX
OSX: http://nekochan.net/wiki/IRIX_Network_Installation_from_OS_X
Indy (IRIX):

>From hard drive: http://nekochan.net/wiki/IRIX_Installation_from_Hard_Drive

And for what to do after installation:


Good luck,

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