Is it possible to Install octane from XFS formated ext HD ?

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Is it possible to Install octane from XFS formated ext HD ?

Unread postby jeremy123 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:23 am

Hi Guys I need some help.
I'm trying to install an Octane2 - Don't have external scsi crom.

What I'm trying to do:
I have put the contents of the installation CDs onto external (XFS formated) Hard drive.
I'm trying to boot it with boot -f dksc(1,3,7)/IRIX6.5/Overlays_1of4/stand/fx.64

its failing not sure what might be the reason - should the drive be formated to efs instead of xfs
or I'm getting the partition number wrong.

Any help would be much appreciated.. thanks
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Re: Is it possible to Install octane from XFS formated ext H

Unread postby duck » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:10 am

Partition number depends on how the disk you're installing from was set up, 7 might not be the right one. IRIX has specific partition numbers for various disk layouts, which I have inconveniently forgotten. My root+swap drive is 0 for the root and 1 for the swap partition (raw), and the two disks in an XLV stripe are on partition 7. Either that, or you are trying to boot a file from an xfs filesystem from the prom and not via sash (IIRC the prom is able to auto-load sash if it can find it on the designated root drive)

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Re: Is it possible to Install octane from XFS formated ext H

Unread postby recondas » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:56 am

jeremy123 wrote:Hi Guys I need some help.
Hellp jeremy, welcome to nekochan.
jeremy123 wrote:I'm trying to install an Octane2 - Don't have external scsi crom.
Another option that quite a few people have had success with is deBugs IRIX Netboot Appliance - or DINA.

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Re: Is it possible to Install octane from XFS formated ext H

Unread postby SAQ » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:39 pm

Booting sash and fx are not the problem, provided you know where they are (the sash needs to be on the volume header, but it should be if it's another Octane disk). The problem is going to be getting the miniroot over onto the install drive and the flags set to boot from it.

It very possibly might work from an XFS drive, but you'd have to do it by hand because the automatic install looks for a CD-ROM or tape drive.
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Re: Is it possible to Install octane from XFS formated ext H

Unread postby jeremy123 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:26 pm

So.. Big thanks I was able to install my machine with DINA - nice tool !!

I have another quick question:
I got a box(software Library) with my Octane == Irix 6.5Fundations1/2 with 6.5.17 Overlays, August2002 Apps, Freeware(4CDs) etc... complete set.
I was trying to Install NFS/ONC3 but seems I cant solve the dependencies/conflicts
Is any other CD outside this set needed ? and if so which one
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Re: Is it possible to Install octane from XFS formated ext H

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:45 pm

jeremy123 wrote:So.. Big thanks I was able to install my machine with DINA - nice tool !!

I have another quick question:
I got a box(software Library) with my Octane == Irix 6.5Fundations1/2 with 6.5.17 Overlays, August2002 Apps, Freeware(4CDs) etc... complete set.
I was trying to Install NFS/ONC3 but seems I cant solve the dependencies/conflicts
Is any other CD outside this set needed ? and if so which one



There is a separate CD for NFS. It might have been labelled "NFS/ONC3 Services for IRIX" or something like that.
NFS server on IRIX was an add on product but you can use an IRIX machine as an NFS client without it.

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Re: Is it possible to Install octane from XFS formated ext H

Unread postby smj » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:06 am

For those reading this later to solve their own issues, note that there's a wiki page on Using DINA for network installation of IRIX.
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Re: Is it possible to Install octane from XFS formated ext H

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:12 am

I wrote:
jeremy123 wrote:So.. Big thanks I was able to install my machine with DINA - nice tool !!

I have another quick question:
I got a box(software Library) with my Octane == Irix 6.5Fundations1/2 with 6.5.17 Overlays, August2002 Apps, Freeware(4CDs) etc... complete set.
I was trying to Install NFS/ONC3 but seems I cant solve the dependencies/conflicts
Is any other CD outside this set needed ? and if so which one



There is a separate CD for NFS. It might have been labelled "NFS/ONC3 Services for IRIX" or something like that.
NFS server on IRIX was an add on product but you can use an IRIX machine as an NFS client without it.

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It is called: "ONC3/NFS Version 3 for IRIX 6.2 - 6.5" according to this wiki topic:

http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/ ... nvironment

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Re: Is it possible to Install octane from XFS formated ext H

Unread postby jeremy123 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:56 am

Oh yes I also have that CD (the NFS/ONC3) I just couldn't figure out dependencies.

To help others:
The Conflicts were resolved by adding NFS/ONC + 5.6.17_Overlays1of4(possibly later one would also do)

My OctaneII2x400R12K V12@1680x1050 Is Finally Fully Operational - what a great machine it is - I think its the best computer I ever Owned.

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Re: Is it possible to Install octane from XFS formated ext H

Unread postby SAQ » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:33 pm

jeremy123 wrote:Oh yes I also have that CD (the NFS/ONC3) I just couldn't figure out dependencies.

To help others:
The Conflicts were resolved by adding NFS/ONC + 5.6.17_Overlays1of4(possibly later one would also do)

My OctaneII2x400R12K V12@1680x1050 Is Finally Fully Operational - what a great machine it is - I think its the best computer I ever Owned.

Thanks For Help Folks !


Yep, to add NFS you need to open both the ONC3/NFSv3 CD as well as the overlays CD (as the overlays have the updates to NFS needed to match the current version of IRIX).
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Re: Is it possible to Install octane from XFS formated ext H

Unread postby jeremy123 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:11 pm

One more thing - I can't find answer for it anywhere..
While browsing for file (for example when opening a file in image view) in the "select file" window I always see the dot files - which make it messy
How to make the dot files to stay invisible in that "select file" windows ? there is a button "filter" which I believe allows to enter a regular expression - i put a [^.]* there but I still see the hidden files..
Is there an resource for that I can possibly set in .Xdefaults (couldn't find any in man pages)..

Anybody knows ?
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Re: Is it possible to Install octane from XFS formated ext H

Unread postby duck » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:31 pm

Well, filtering doesn't seem to work here either, I guess it's a bug in ViewKit


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