sornywrx wrote:That's correct, didn't even get to inst> prompt. Right before it should've loaded, after the CD is read and the tools are copied to the HD, it fails with that error message.
I've been here ... the more skillful members of nekochan will barf when they hear this but I've seldom been able to escape a truly bad install. No idea why but when they go bad for me, they go bad !
The easiest thing to do is hook the disk to an adaptec hba in any intel machine and low-level the entire disk from the adaptec bios. Have done this more than once with good success. For some reason (I don't make the same dumb mistake on the second try ?) it has fixed the problem several times.
Doing this in Irix does not work, it low-levels the entire disk except for the part that's screwed up. Unix is smart !