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I have successfully burnt and booted my SGI Octane from Kumba's X-RC6
distribution. The trick was in the burning. I was burning it from SUSE
in a DVD burner. For whatever reason, it didn't work. I then tried
burning it using cdrecord under Windows XP. I know everything says you
can't burn the disk in Windows, but it was the only other machine I
had with a burner. It worked.
For the record I used this file:
downloaded from this site: http://smithii.com/cdrtools
with this command: cdrecord -vv -pad speed=12 dev=1,0,0 -tao
I've used the disk to boot my Octane and my Indy, both into X without
any other problems.
Thanks everyone for your help!
Now I just need to figure out how to install and boot from the hard drive!
On 2/2/07, Mike Martin <mikemartin@...> wrote:
> That's the easy answer. Unfortunately the Octane (which is the one I
> want to get working) resides on a network where netboot is not
> allowed. Believe me, I've tried to do this.
> The Indy, happily netboots (on my home network). I tried to boot it
> and the Indigo2 from CD to test whether the problem what the Octane,
> that CD or the X-RC6 distribution.
> From my understanding the intention of the X-RC6 cd is not to provide
> the primary method of installing the OS. It is more of an experiment
> to see if what can be done and provide a quick "hey look what Linux
> can do" demo environment. I'm looking to use it for exactly that.
> Mike Martin
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