I'm pretty new to all this, but am planning on installing Debian on
an Origin 200 server I got from my IT dept.
However, when I got it it lacked a cd-rom and harddisk, I got both,
a correct Toshiba CD-ROM and a 4.3 GB SCA harddisk in the bottom
(system disk) slot.
The hard disk is to my best knowledge empty ! So I do not have
IRIX installed or available.
I hooked the server (which does not have a display connector) to
an Etherminal C thin client through a serial connection and its
So know I can see the boot sequence and the prompt below the 5 options
looking like this:
1) Start System
2) Install System Software
3) Run Diagnostics
4) Recover System
5) Enter Command Monitor
So where do I go from here ? I understand by now that I first need to build
a cross-compiler and binutils then crosscompile a kernel. I read the FAQ
at the linux-mips site.
My first concern is how to get the needed software onto the Origin's hdd,
is it possible from cd-rom or are there other options ? And make it accessible.
Also I noticed that the Origin does not have fdisk ? Do I need to partition
Lot of questions, I know, hope someone can spare some time to get me on
Appreciate it, Yvar