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Re: Installation to SGI Indigo 2, boot?

I have just posted a link to my boot disc image in another message to the debian-mips list.
Bruce Murray
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Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 9:21 AM
Subject: Installation to SGI Indigo 2, boot?

We are a group of student in University of Baltimore, Maryland trying to install Linux for MIPS on SGI Indigo2 machines, currently running IRIX version 5.2 OS. The hardware specifications for these machines are as follows:


Hard drive: 1.0 GB

MIPS R4400


CPU at 200 MHz


These machines are not connected to a network, so we chose to install from CD, and downloaded the CD images from http://us.cdimage.debian.org/jigdo-area/3.0_r1/jigdo/mips/. We then followed the installation instructions that are available at http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/mips/install for this specific MIPS version. However, despite our heartiest effort, we could not boot the system from CD to start the installation process. We also prepared a boot disk as instructed in debian linux installation manuals but again we failed. We believe part of the problem is that we are not familiar enough with the IRIX operating system to deal with the problem neither we are very experienced UNIX system administrators but we need to get this project done and we are eager to learn more. So please help us to move a step further, to be more specific if you can tell us how to boot the system from either floppy or the CD that would help us a lot.


We greatly appreciate your time and effort. Thanks in advance.


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