How to install IRIX from scratch
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RE: How to install IRIX from scratch
(09-30-2018, 10:29 PM)mapesdhs Wrote:  My site has an install guide, also a guide for doing a net install:

http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/6.5inst.html
http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/netboot.html

My Gifts CD has product selections files to allow for zero-conflict installation of 6.5, 6.5.22, 6.5.26 and 6.5.30.

Ian.

Yep, that those links are the ones I used.  They've gone straight into my favorites because I have used it about 20 times not, trying different things Smile

Thanks for keeping it up online!

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RE: How to install IRIX from scratch
(09-21-2018, 02:56 AM)Infiltratr Wrote:  Through IRIX, I can see it fine, it ejects and runs like a CDRom drive but I have had no luck in reading anything from it due to a difference between the hardwares sector size and the Octanes assumed sector sizes (I think?)

Well, you don't need a special CD drive. On Linux for sure (and possibly all Unix machines with "dd"?) you can use "dd" to make an image on disk. You can then mount the image from disk and see the files. E.g.:

Code:
cd /mnt
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=disk1.img # (Ignore any read errors reported at the end of file)
mkdir disk1
mount -o loop -t efs disk1.img disk1

And then you can see the files in the disk1/ directory.

If you want to run a network installation (in a more manual way, not via using docker/vagrant images), see http://techpubs.spinlocksolutions.com/ir...linux.html

Hope it helps.
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