I followed these directions the first time, and now just do it from memory.http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/ ... a_SGI_Fuel
I see it says I need bootpd but there are not instructions to configure it, leading me to believe it isn't really needed, or out of the box IRIX has everything set.
I always have done my installs on a network with a running DHCP server and maybe that's taking care of me. I don't even recall setting an IP in the prom like it says (but maybe I did).
To emphasize the lack of bootpd fiddling. I routinely take my external drive containing my IRIX bits and attach to a machine running IRIX, mount it as /dist, and install over the network whatever machine I need. The only configuration I ever make on the serving machine is the tftpd path. On the machine I'm installing I might set the IP in the prom. I've barely touched my IRIX cds in the last 5 years.