Subject: Re: dangerous keystrokes from INDY graphics console
To: Malcolm Herbert <>
From: Christopher SEKIYA <>
List: port-sgimips
Date: 07/16/2004 18:48:54
On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 04:10:50PM +1000, Malcolm Herbert wrote:

> |Unable to load scsi(0)disk(4)rdisk(0)partition(8)/boot: no such file or directory

From the release notes:

      Install via a bootable CD-ROM
   The  NetBSD/sgimips  CD-ROM  is not ISO-formatted. Since SGI PROMs can
   not boot from an ISO/CD-9660 filesystem, the CD-ROM image is generated
   with   an   SGI   Volume  Header  for  the  bootstrap  loader  and  an
   ISO/CD-9660-formatted partition for the distribution.
   To  install  from a NetBSD/sgimips CD-ROM, enter the PROM command-line
   environment  and  execute  one  of the following commands, replacing X
   with the SCSI-ID of the CD-ROM:
   (for most Indigo2 (IP22) and Indy (IP24) machines)
   >> boot -f scsi(0)cdrom(X)rdisk(0)partition(8)ip2xboot 

   (for Indigo (IP20) and Indigo2/Indy machines with old PROMs)
   >> boot -f scsi(0)cdrom(X)rdisk(0)partition(8)aoutboot
   (for O2 (IP32) machines) 
   >> boot -f pci(0)scsi(0)cdrom(X)rdisk(0)partition(8)ip3xboot

> which image from 1.6.1 did you use which worked? I've made two
> from various URLs for my O2, neither of which have booted.

1.6.x does not support the O2.

-- Chris
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