PymbleSoftware wrote:1. Learn to wait.
2. In that "Stop for maintenance menu" choose the command monitor option, Type hinv and see if your CD-ROM is there. You know about SCSI bus termination, etc, right?
Juda$ wrote:The CD's are the backup copies supplied with the machine I believe its 6.5.22 judging by the installed version on 1 of the disks. it is entirely possible that its just overlays that have been applied at a later date though to be honest.
Juda$ wrote:an someone with a little more experience than me tell me if the link below contains all the software I need to perform and install ? It does contain the installation tools and overlayswhich I believe are the important parts for booting the system but I would not mind a 2nd opinion.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SGI-SOFTWARE- ... 3a6d1112b1
cybercow wrote:I had the exact same issue on exactly same machine, only my Octane2 is V6. Like SAQ says you are using too old installation tools. Cant't remember now but i think i failed with 6.5.15?, later i obtained 6.5.26 and 6.5.30 and that was a go with no problems.
recondas wrote: Support for the V6 and V8 first appeared in IRIX 6.5.8.
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