On Fri, 30 Aug 2002 cvisors(a)carnagevisors.net wrote:
Thanks for all of this information,
another thing, can anyone help me with installing IRIX 6.5 on this
machine, unfortunatly, I don't have any of the 5.3 media for this machine,
and other than 6.3 (which is O2 specific) I only have 6.5.
NB: this is a R4000 Indigo
When I go to install IRIX on this machine, it will put the miniroot on to
the external drive (set to scsi ID 1, it has No internal drives) also the
external scsi cd drive is set to ID 4. When it tries to boot the miniroot
it fails, saying something like it can't find the file unix. Any ideas at
all? I have sort of Run out of ideas here, I have never had any issues
with installing IRIX on my o2.
Argh Replying to my own messages now...
Anyway I have had some sucess, looked round on the net, and found via that
wonderfull thing google groups, a recomendation to low level format the
drive if one has the problems that I have had. NB: it did come with a
warning that it could ruin the disk.
Anyway after 85 mins or so of low level formatting, it set up the drive,
and all is good.. The install is a little on the slow side, but hopefully
that shouldn't be too much of a problem.
Now another quick question if I may, is it possible to use 4DWM without a
mouse, so I can set this machine up on my network, or would going via a
text terminal be the best way? and if I use a text terminal (VT400) how do
I go about setting up the IP address and the like on this machine?