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Partition blank HD on teal Indigo2
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Brandon Buckner
2008-05-29 05:35:30 UTC
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Hello,

I've got a teal Indigo2 Extreme (150Mhz R4400) and from what I
understand, the hard drive is completely blank and needs
partitioned/formatted/labeled, etc. I've got the IRIX 6.5 base and the
6.5.8 overlay CDs. When I try installing from CD, I get the error:

"bootfile not set, using default.
Unable to open "scsi()disk(1)rdisk()partition(8)": no such device"

and it kicks me back to the menu. I don't have an internal CD-ROM, but I
do have one connected externally on scsi(1)cdrom(3). 'hinv' shows the
SCSI HDD on scsi(0)disk(4). I was able to load sash from the CD but
can't cp the miniroot to dksc(0,4,8). I also don't have another workable
hard drive from which to boot. How can I access fx or mkfs? Any
suggestions or websites? I've tried "This old SGI"
(http://www.martnet.com/~bobd/sgi/4dfaq.html) but still seem to be
missing something.

Thanks,
Brandon
Joerg Behrens
2008-05-29 06:33:28 UTC
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Post by Brandon Buckner
Hello,
I've got a teal Indigo2 Extreme (150Mhz R4400) and from what I
understand, the hard drive is completely blank and needs
partitioned/formatted/labeled, etc. I've got the IRIX 6.5 base and the
You have to create a partition first before you can beginn with the
software installation.

boot -f dksc(X,Y,8)sashARCS dksc(X,Y,7)stand/fx.ARCS --x

where X is the SCSI controller number, and Y is the SCSI ID of the CDROM
drive.

Consider to upgrade to latest 6.5.22 by downloading it from your
supportfolio (support.sgi.com). Its for free. Keep in mind that you have
to install Patch 5086 first.
Post by Brandon Buckner
"bootfile not set, using default.
Unable to open "scsi()disk(1)rdisk()partition(8)": no such device"
and it kicks me back to the menu. I don't have an internal CD-ROM, but I
do have one connected externally on scsi(1)cdrom(3). 'hinv' shows the
SCSI HDD on scsi(0)disk(4). I was able to load sash from the CD but
can't cp the miniroot to dksc(0,4,8). I also don't have another workable
Aeh.... maybe you mixed something up here. Be sure that you jumper the
disk to ID1 and the CDROM to something like ID4. Double check this with
a 'hinv -v' from the prom.
Booting from a different ID than 1 is possible but needs some
environment variables in the prom to be change first.
Post by Brandon Buckner
hard drive from which to boot. How can I access fx or mkfs? Any
suggestions or websites? I've tried "This old SGI"
(http://www.martnet.com/~bobd/sgi/4dfaq.html) but still seem to be
missing something.
Installation of IRIX 6.5
http://www.futuretech.blinkenlights.nl/6.5inst.html

later take a look to
http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/index.php/Category:HowTo

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http://www.mechanics.citg.tudelft.nl/~everdij/nekoware/index.php?path=nekoware-mips3/

Nekochan Forum
http://forums.nekochan.net/

regards
Joerg
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Brandon Buckner
2008-05-30 14:06:12 UTC
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Post by Joerg Behrens
boot -f dksc(X,Y,8)sashARCS dksc(X,Y,7)stand/fx.ARCS --x
where X is the SCSI controller number, and Y is the SCSI ID of the CDROM
drive.
Thank you very much! That's the exact command I was missing. I was able
to get the hard drive set up and run through the OS install. It's now
booting to the desktop.

Thanks again,
Brandon

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