I am following the IRIX install guide at http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/IRIX_6.5.x_Install_on_Octane. As it says, when click Continue with the CD in, it spends a while loading before asking for MKFS, as the guide says it might. I select yes, as the guide says, and choose 4096 byte blocks because my drive is 74GB, larger than 4. It seems to start, but then says the following:
Code: Select all
Trying again to mount /dev/dsk/realroot on /root
UX:make: INFO: 'scsi' is up to date.
The "Trying ag" is not a mistake, that appears on the screen exactly as typed.
It sits here seemingly forever, with the drive making no noise. Holding the power button does not shut the machine down as usual, so it's safe to assume it's crashed. Do I need to burn the disc again? Is there something wrong with my drive/controller?
EDIT: OK, I have tried rebooting a few times before but this time it gets to the Inst> prompt. Will keep trying.