[rescue] Sources of IRIX?

John Hudak jjhudak at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 17:56:13 CST 2017

 well,ok, I don't know what I am getting myself into, but...Ive done the
floppy shuffle with Slack (actually my favorite OS over the years) and I
don't mind doing the CD shuffle with SGI, but, after about the 4-5th time
it gets a little old.....so, If you would be so kind to send me a copy of
the HOWTO, It would  be very much appreciated!
An IRIS install server seems to be the ticket.
Much appreciated.


On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Jonathan Patschke <jp at celestrion.net>

> On Sat, 11 Feb 2017, Richard wrote:
> Take my word for it: you never, ever, ever want to install IRIX software
>>> from CD-ROM.  It is a horrifying orgy of disk-swapping.
>> I've done it a bunch of times and it isn't as painful as you describe.
> But if you're going to do it more than once, I recommend setting up an
> IRIX install server.  Linux has support for reading EFS volumes (might
> need to be compiled as a module, since most OS vendors don't include it).
> tftpd (for IRIX.${ARCH} and the miniroot), BOOTP, NFS v2, and you're good
> to go.  Extract each CD into a separate NFS directory, and you can provide
> them to inst one at a time for a smooth installation experience.  The IRIX
> distribution is small enough that a fully populated install server can
> live in a VM to be recalled and dismissed on command.
> I wrote a HOWTO on it years ago and might be able to dig it up, if it's
> not still on the 'net somewhere.
> --
> Jonathan Patschke
> Austin, TX
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