Using one SGI's CD-ROM to network install IRIX 6.5.30 to another
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Using one SGI's CD-ROM to network install IRIX 6.5.30 to another
Today I reinstalled IRIX on my Octane using the methods described by Ian Mapleson in this link:

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

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First I had to setup and get the Octane's information:

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I had to include this entry in the "/etc/hosts" file:

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I had to include this entry in the "/etc/ethers" file:

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I had to include this line in the "/etc/bootptab" file:

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I had to enter the following lines in the"/etc/inetd.conf" file:

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Now I carried on with the network install on the Octane:

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As far as the actual IRIX installation goes, here are the things to look out for:

Notice the IP address of the Tezro in the location where the CD's are read from:

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You have to type in the following to read the unbundled folder on the Overlay2 CD:

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As you can see, this lead to a conflict free install of IRIX 6.5.30:

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When the software starts to install, you will get interrupts such as these, when the next CD's are required:

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Installation Complete!!!:

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(This post was last modified: 04-13-2019, 03:26 PM by Irinikus.)
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04-13-2019, 08:28 AM
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And she's now up and running with a perfect IRIX 6.5.30 install:

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04-13-2019, 03:10 PM
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Thanks for the plug. 8)

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