Remote, network installation of SGI IRIX 6.5
from a GNU/Linux install server

Table of Contents

Introduction

SGI MIPS workstations

SGI IRIX 6.5 software

Install server - directory structure

SGI IRIX 6.5 install tarballs

Unpacking the SGI IRIX tarballs

Unpacking the SGI IRIX CDs

Directory structure

Overall install procedure

GNU/Linux installation server, the configuration

Network configuration

Packages and configuration

Monitoring log files on GNU/Linux install server

Testing bootp and tftp

Testing rsh

SGI client machine

Preparation

Beginning with the installation

Invoking the partitioner

Partitioning instructions

Starting the installation

Installation, first steps and opening distributions

Post-install steps