Re: indigo2 installation woes
Thanks Scott, Thiemo,
i just md5-checked the disk without error.
The drive itself was not used with the indigo2 before, that might be one
concern. But i checked the 512 bytes settings (jumpers) and they are set
I am stuck here, have no access to another drive at the moment, perhaps
i should try another installer version.
Thanks for the great help!
* J. Scott Kasten <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2007-06-18 19:29]:
> On the physical drive itself, case removed, there is usually a set of
> jumpers near the SCSI connector. Often between the SCSI and power
> The jumper block usually has between 5 and 6 pairs. Three for the SCSI
> ID, one for single ended/self termination, and one for sector size.
> Burner type drives sometimes have the 6th pair to move the burner
> capabilities to a separate LUN.
> Drives sold with or specifically for SGI and Sun equipment have the 512
> byte sector support and are configured for such. Teac made most of the
> drives in that period.
> On Mon, 18 Jun 2007, Peter Plessas wrote:
> >Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> >> Peter Plessas wrote:
> >>> Dear List,
> >>> trying to install Debian on my Indigo2, using the .iso from
> >>> I have no possibility to boot via network right now.
> >>> The cdrom drive is an external scsi one, which is terminated and
> >>usually > works well.
> >>> The Indigo2 doesn't boot the cd directly, nor via the "install system
> >>> software" entry in the sgi startup menu.
> >> It is supposed to work that way. However, the "Loading program segment
> >> ..."
> >> line in the screenshot looks suspicious. Have you checked the CD image is
> >> ok? Next, does the CDROM drive support 512 byte blocks, as required by
> >> the
> >> machine's firmware? Finally, it could be a problem with flaky RAM, as it
> >> occasionally happens due to oxidizing contacts. Re-seating the RAM
> >> modules
> >> in their sockets might make a difference.
> >> Thiemo
> >I will run a checksum on the .iso tonight. Is there a way to determine if
> >a certain cdrom does 512 byte blocks? The drive came with the indigo2...
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