hamei wrote:sornywrx wrote: Started with Overlay CD 1 ...
Houston, I think we have a problem.
You didn't by any chance download these from SGI ? 'Cuz those aren't the operating system. Those are overlays to the operating system. Fixpacks. Updates. Will not do what you want.
Nope, didn't download them from SGI.
I have a set that has Overlay 1-3 6.5.22, Foundation 6.5, and IRIX 6.5.22 Applications.
To be specific on what I did, I started by running boot -f dksc(1,6,8)sash64 and then when I get to the sash prompt I ran boot -f dksc(1,6,7)stand/fx.64 --x and then selected defaults for device name, ctrl#, and drive# (dksc, 0, and 1). It reported drive selftest OK and shows my SEAGATE drive. Then I did repartition, root, label, and sync then exited and tried to "Install System Software" and that's when I got the error. The "Install System Software" option does report that it's copying the tools and takes about 20-30 seconds as it reads the CD-ROM. Then it fails with this error:
== see attachment ==
Any ideas? I burned the CD again to make sure I didn't have a bad write (could be a bad ISO I guess but I checked the checksums).
The error mentions controller 0, disk 1 and that's what the partition program shows so it seems to be pointing to the correct thing. Also, when I ran boot -f I replaced dksc(1,6,x) with cdrom(1,6,x) and both worked (as far as loading the partitioning tool but both ways gives me the same error in the screenshot above.
I'm running a disk exercise now to test it, figured it couldn't hurt.
I'm sure it's something minor, like a the tools are looking in the wrong place for the drive or something, but I've never ever installed IRIX or worked with an SGI so I'm not familiar with the process... I assumed I partitioned the drive and now the tools were supposed to be loaded into memory and then ran so that I could format the drive and continue installation.