Subject: Re: Newbie: Would like assistance installing on SGI O2
To: None <>
From: Fabian Wenk <>
List: port-sgimips
Date: 06/08/2006 18:24:30
Hello Pete

Pete Alexander wrote:
>    I've been trying to install NetBSD onto an O2 R5000, machine which was

>    dks0d4s8: Volume Header not valid

Boot CDs for SGI Hardware (or probably only the O2) need to have a
special header which is not (yet) part of the NetBSD build process.
This was discussed here many times, and also some steps have been
shown how to create such a CD. See in the mailing list archive.

I did Installation of SGI O2 thourgh netboot, the first time back
with 2.0-BETA, but this also worked with 2.0-RELEASE and will
probably still work with 3.0. I did not try this yet.

I hope my little checklist "How to install NetBSD 2.0_BETA on a SGI
O2 with MIPS R10000 CPU" [1] can help you with this.