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Subject: Re: Hello
From: Michael Engel <engel@math.uni-siegen.de>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 12:04:55 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.96.990331200152.32012A-100000@eepc-pss5.bath.ac.uk> from "Gary Benson" at Mar 31, 99 08:04:04 pm
Hi,

> I have just aquired an Indy with a bust hard disk. It has no floppy
> drives, but it has a cdrom.

Nice ...

> Any idea what to do to make it work (aside
> from getting a new hard disk)? I have used Linux on PC's before but I have
> never seen an SGI before today!

I assume you intend to buy a harddisk for the Indy ? Any narrow SCSI 
disk should work. 

If you have another Unix machine on your network you can try netbooting the 
Indy via bootp/tftp and run the installer via a ramdisk image or NFS root
file system. As my only SGI machine is a R3000 Indigo I never tried this 
myself with a Linux kernel on SGI hardware but we managed to get sash (the 
IRIX standalone shell) booted over the network on the Indigo. 

regards,
        Michael Engel   (engel@unix-ag.org)

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