This is not exhaustive. It's my notes, really.
1 100 MHZ IP20 Processor
FPU: MIPS R4000 Floating Point Coprocessor Revision: 0.0
CPU: MIPS R4000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.2
On-board serial ports: 2
On-board bi-directional parallel port
Data cache size: 8 Kbytes
Instruction cache size: 8 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 1 Mbyte on Processor 0
Main memory size: 32 Mbytes
Integral Ethernet: ec0, version 1
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version WD33C93B, revision C
CDROM: unit 4 on SCSI controller 0
Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0
Iris Audio Processor: revision 10
Graphics board: LG1
The first time I attempt to read from the CDROM after
selecting it as the source of the installation, (Click system maintenance or
hit , click Install Software or hit 2, select CDROM & hit enter, load the
CD & hit enter), I get the error
dks0d4s8 volume header not valid.
Error 20 while reading scsi(0)cdrom(4)partition(8)sashARCS
Unable to continue, hit to return to the menu.
But the second time I try, everything works fine. The CDROM is an old toshiba.
My box seems unable to boot from XFS partitions. So, duh, make the partition
For some reason I haven't bothered to look into, /etc/rc2.d/S31proclaim makes
the system take forever to boot (if ever). I expect it's looking at bootp
stuff, but I'm probably not gonna get around to checking it. I just moved it
to s31proclaim, and all is well.
- Configuring the IP addresses right:
- Put the hostname in /etc/sys_id
- Put the hostname & ip address in /etc/hosts
- Put the network address in /etc/networks
I do not have a copy of SGI's c compiler. The copy of gcc included in the
freeware 2.0 cd I got just plain doesn't
work as far as I can tell. I forget where I found it, but
this (10MB) is what gave me a semi-functioning
gcc. Semi-functioning meaning "hello world", gmake, less, and zsh compile
satisfactorily. SSH compiles, but unsatisfactorily (generating p during
make install never stops). Don't bother recompiling gcc.
Shudder. half a dozen accounts installed without passwords, including root.
Here's some stuff that was useful at one time, and may still be useful.