Subject: help booting SGI O2 from CDROM?
To: None <>
From: Malcolm Herbert <>
List: port-sgimips
Date: 07/01/2004 12:09:22
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(I sent this before I realised I hadn't completed the majordomo
subscription challenge-response, so if we end up with two, my apologies)

hi, I'm wanting to have a look at NetBSD on some unused O2s we have
around the place for the sheer novelty of it, however I'm having a hard
time trying to get it to boot.

I burnt the 1.6.2 install CD and fired the O2 up to the PROM and used=20
the notes to try and alter the PROM environment to boot from the CD (as=20
given in

unfortunately, this doesn't appear to work ... is there something I've
missed? The session log to this point is as follows:

|Cannot connect to keyboard -- check the cable.
|Cannot open keyboard() for input
|Cannot connect to keyboard -- check the cable.
|Cannot open keyboard() for input
|                         Running power-on diagnostics...
|System Maintenance Menu
|1) Start System
|2) Install System Software
|3) Run Diagnostics
|4) Recover System
|5) Enter Command Monitor
|Option? 5
|Command Monitor.  Type "exit" to return to the menu.
|> printenv
|> hinv -v
|                   System: IP32
|                Processor: 175 Mhz R10000, with FPU
|     Primary I-cache size: 32 Kbytes
|     Primary D-cache size: 32 Kbytes
|     Secondary cache size: 1024 Kbytes
|              Memory size: 128 Mbytes
|                 Graphics: CRM, Rev C
|                    Audio: A3 version 1
|                SCSI Disk: scsi(0)disk(2)
|               SCSI CDROM: scsi(0)cdrom(4)
|> setenv systempartition scsi(0)disk(2)rdisk(0)partition(8)
|> setenv osloadpartition scsi(0)disk(2)rdisk(0)partition(0)
|> setenv osloadfilename netbsd
|> setenv osloadoptions auto
|> setenv osloader boot
|> boot
|Unable to load scsi(0)disk(2)rdisk(0)partition(8)/boot: no such file or di=

any help would be great, thanks

Malcolm Herbert                                This brain intentionally                                                left blank

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