My Iris Crimson arrives.

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gijoe77
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Re: My Iris Crimson arrives.

Post by gijoe77 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:07 am

Alias3 is COFF, not sure what else is that "we" have access to

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Re: My Iris Crimson arrives.

Post by kikems » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:11 am

This days i'll try to use an SCSI2SD to backup current HD and try to install a fresh IRIX 5.3
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Re: My Iris Crimson arrives.

Post by kikems » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:50 am

gijoe77 wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:07 am
Alias3 is COFF, not sure what else is that "we" have access to
Obtain a working copy.
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Re: My Iris Crimson arrives.

Post by kikems » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:52 am

Today I'm ready to try install IRIX 5.3 with an SCSISD, but first I want make a backup copy of my actual IRIX 4.
I have 2 iso of IRIX 5.3, normal and XFS , what's the best option ?
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Re: My Iris Crimson arrives.

Post by jan-jaap » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:04 am

Use normal IRIX 5.3, XFS doesn't bring you anything. First releases had serious bugs also.

What you want is the first IRIX 5.3 release, part# 812-0119-006. There were several platform specific releases after that, for Indy or IMPACT graphics and they are not supported on a Crimson.

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Re: My Iris Crimson arrives.

Post by CB_HK » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:46 pm

jan-jaap wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:04 am
Use normal IRIX 5.3, XFS doesn't bring you anything. First releases had serious bugs also.

What you want is the first IRIX 5.3 release, part# 812-0119-006. There were several platform specific releases after that, for Indy or IMPACT graphics and they are not supported on a Crimson.
Would it be correct to say that the 5.3 on the FTP here supports the Crimson or has that version not been uploaded?
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Re: My Iris Crimson arrives.

Post by gijoe77 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:20 am

there was a version I linked that might be the correct version, I'm not sure, I don't have the part number
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=327#p2257

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