Another way to do it is to use the "inst" command on the command line.
Type "inst", load your cds, then type "k *" (means "keep everything") followed by "i eoe.sw.uucp" (means install eoe.sw.uucp), followed by "conflicts" (you can step through any installation conflicts that have arisen).
That worked nicely. Now if only I could get the machine to accept my box of two "normal" SCSI CD-ROM drives without the HDD disappearing (when connected without id conflicts the hdd is replaced by the two CD-ROM drives) because the old caddy loading CD-ROM drive is a real pain with only a single caddy and a pile of CDs.
As an aside, you'll probably want to think about upgrading to something a little more recent, like IRIX 6.5.22 (read some FAQs before doing that, though), so that you can use all the cool Nekoware, etc.
yeah, Ive been planning to get someone to download it for me (only got 42k dial-up at the moment). Getting access to the nekoware/freeware stuff has been a priority lately as I lack a license to use with my MIPSpro CD which limits what I can do with the machine a bit. I currently have someone rsyncing freeware.sgi.com for me so I can install stuff from my server rather than the internet - after that I will have to get him to grab the 6.5.22 overlay discs.