Installation Guide for SGI IRIX
Chapter 3. Installing IRIX 6.5

3.5 Scratch install of IRIX 6.5 Base Release

This chapter describes the installation of IRIX 6.5 Base Release from scratch. The update from an earlier version of IRIX is described in chapter 3.7. The installation of IRIX is done in Monitor Mode, usually from a local CD drive (For remote Miniroot installations see: Toolchest: Help - Online books - Software Installation - Starting an Installation. ) . If you have a new system disk, you must first install a volume header and root partition layout as described in chapter 3.3. You do not have to install all IRIX 6.5 CDs; the following are sufficient for spectrometer control:

• IRIX 6.5 Installation tools

(if you do not have this but you have the CD "IRIX 6.5.3 Installation Tools and Overlays 1-of-2 and Overlays 1-of-2" , go to chapter 3.6)

• IRIX 6.5 Foundation 1

• IRIX 6.5 Foundation 2

• IRIX 6.5 Applications

• IRIX 6.5 Development Libraries

• IRIX 6.5 Development Foundation

• IRIX 6.5 ONC3/NFS Version 3

Proceed as follows:

1. If the computer is running:

•click System ® Shut Down System

• enter the root password if it is requested

•click OK

• wait for the system to shut down

2. When the window ‘Okay to power off the system now’ appears:

• switch off the computer

3. Switch on the computer

4. In the window ‘Starting up the system’:

• hit the Esc key or click Stop for Maintenance

5. Click Install System Software

6. In the window ‘Install System Software’:

•click Local CD-ROM

•click Install

7. When the window ‘Insert the installation CD-ROM now’ appears:

• Insert the CD "IRIX 6.5 Installation Tools"

(if you do not have this CD but you have the CD "IRIX 6.5.3 Installation tools + Overlays 1-of-2", go to chapter 3.6)

• wait about 5 seconds for the CD to load

•click Continue

• wait until the installation tools have been copied to disk

8. If you get the following questions, answer them as indicated:

Make a new file system on /dev/dsk/dks0d1s0: yes

About to remake (mkfs)...

Caution: all currently stored data will be deleted

Are you sure? [y/n] (n) y

Blocksize of filesystem 512 or 4096 byte? 4096

9. The program inst will start automatically, the prompt will change to Inst>

If you want to make a new filesystem, continue with step a. If you already made a new filesystem in step 8 or don’t want a new filesystem, continue with step 10.

a) Create a new filesystem

Caution: all currently stored data will be deleted

• Enter the following command:

Inst> admin mkfs

• Answer the following questions:

Are you sure you want to clean your disks? y

Make new filesystem on /dev/dsk/dks0d1s0? yes

Wait until you see the Inst> prompt again

10. The installation of IRIX 6.5:

a) Enter the following command:

Inst> open /CDROM/dist

If you get a page of information; answer the question at the end:

more? (h=help) q

If you get the following question:

Do you wish to run the optional installation startup script?

followed by several options. Choose the second option:

Please enter a choice [1]: 2

b) Wait until you see the following line:

install software from: {/CDROM/dist]

Do NOT ANSWER this question yet!

• first insert the CD “IRIX 6.5 Foundation 1”

• then press ENTER to answer the above question

c) Wait until you see the following line:

install software from: {/CDROM/dist]

Do NOT ANSWER this question yet!

• first insert the CD “IRIX 6.5 Foundation 2”

• then press ENTER to answer the above question

d) Wait until you see the following line:

install software from: {/CDROM/dist]

Do NOT ANSWER this question yet!

• first insert the CD “IRIX 6.5 Applications”

• then press ENTER to answer the above question

You will get a page of information. Answer the question at end:

more? (h=help) q

e) Repeat the procedure described in step c for the CDs:

• IRIX 6.5 Development Libraries

• IRIX 6.5 Development Foundation

f) Wait until you see the following line:

install software from: {/CDROM/dist/dist6.5]

Do NOT ANSWER this question yet!

• First insert the CD “IRIX 6.5 ONC3/NFS Version 3”

• Then press ENTER which answers the above question

g) Wait until you see the following line:

install software from: {/CDROM/dist/dist6.5]

Answer this question with done

h) Select the following IRIX packages for installation (i) or removal (r):

inst> i default

inst> i eoe.sw.ipgate

inst> i eoe.sw.ppp

inst> i eoe.sw.svr4net

inst> i eoe.sw.uucp

inst> i isdn_eoe

inst> i nfs.sw.dskless_server

inst> i print

inst> i x_eoe.man.Xgifts

inst> i x_eoe.sw.Xgifts

inst> r appletalk

inst> r demos

inst> r CaseVision

inst> r SpeedShop

inst> r WorkShop

inst> r WorkShopMPF

inst> r ftn77_dev

inst> r ftn90_dev

inst> r ftn_dev

inst> r langtools

inst> r modules

inst> r ViewKit_dev

inst> r cms_dev

inst> r complib_dev

inst> r complib_eoe

inst> r dev.books

inst> r dmedia_dev

inst> r dvdr

inst> r gl_dev

inst> r ifl_dev

inst> r inst_dev

inst> r java_dev

inst> r license_dev

inst> r motif_books

inst> r motif_dev

inst> r netscape_dev

inst> r webviewer_dev

inst> r x_dev

inst> go

i) Wait a few minutes until you see the line:

Please insert the CD “IRIX 6.5 ...”

Type control-C to interrupt

Insert the requested CD; the installation will automatically continue.

j) Repeat step i for each CD which is requested by the program.

The installation of some CDs will take several minutes. Occasionally you might see the message:

Error/Interrupt Menu

followed by several options and finally by the prompt Interrupt> . This does not indicate a problem, just insert the requested CD and enter:

Interrupt> 1

to continue (retry) the installation.

k) When the installation is finished you will see the Inst> prompt again. Quit the installation program, type:

Inst> quit

Quitting the inst program takes a several minutes, you will see the message

Requickstarting ELF files ...

• Wait until you see the following line, answer the question:.Installing IRIX 6.5 23

Ready to restart the system

Restart? {(y)es, (n)o, (sh)ell, (h)elp)}:y

® The computer will now boot automatically.

11. After the workstation has booted

a) Log in as root

b) Open a UNIX shell

c) Type uname -R to check the IRIX version

d) Type passwd and enter a password for root

e) Eject the CDROM

f) Proceed with further installations (see chapter 2.2)