IRIX 6.5.28 Installation Guide

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Contents
1
Introduction
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notation Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Related Documentation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing IRIX 6.5.28
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Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When to Install IRIX 6.5.28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verifying Installation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backing Up Your System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repartitioning the System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing IRIX 6.5.28 and Required Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the NFS/NIS Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Completing the Installation Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring Backed Up Directories and Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Upgrading to IRIX 6.5.28
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrade Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SCSI Terminal Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before You Install . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verifying Upgrade Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Con tents
Mounting the CD-ROM Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrading to IRIX 6.5.28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying IRIX Configuration Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Introduction
Summary
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notation Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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About This Guide
This guide provides information for installing or upgrading to IRIX® 6.5.28 on SGI®
workstations. This is required for running Autodesk® Inferno®, Autodesk Flame®, Autodesk
Fire®, Autodesk Smoke®, Autodesk® Backdraft® Conform, and Autodesk Burn™.
Chapter 1, “Introduction” — This introductory chapter describes the structure of this guide.
Chapter 2, “Installing IRIX 6.5.28” — This chapter includes the necessary procedures to
install IRIX 6.5.28 on your SGI workstation.
If your SGI workstation is currently operating with an IRIX version earlier than 6.5.19, or if you
want to wipe and rebuild your system disk, perform a full IRIX installation.
Chapter 3, “Upgrading to IRIX 6.5.28” — This chapter includes the necessary procedures to
upgrade your SGI workstation to IRIX 6.5.28.
If your SGI workstation is currently operating with IRIX version 6.5.19 or later, there is no need
to do a full installation. You can simply upgrade to IRIX 6.5.28.
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1 Introduction
Notation Conventions
A number of style conventions are used throughout this guide. These conventions and examples
of their use are shown as follows.
Convention
Example
Text that you enter in a command line or shell appears in
Courier bold. You must press the Enter key after each
command.
rpm -qa
Variable names appear in Courier, enclosed in angle
brackets. No spaces are allowed in variable names
<variable_name>
Variables that appear enclosed in square brackets are
optional.
[<filename>]
Feedback from the command line or shell appears in Courier. limit coredumpsize
Directory names, filenames, URLs, and command line utilities /usr/discreet
appear in italics.
Related Documentation
The following tables list the documentation associated with the current release. For details on
each of these documens, as well as help for obtaining them, refer to your application’s release
notes.
User and Reference Guides
Description
User’s Guide
Detailed instructions on using the software
What’s New Guide
A complete list of the new features for this release
Online Help
All of the information in the User’s Guide along
with powerful search functionality
Hot Keys Reference Guide
A complete list of hot keys for commonly used
functions
Hot Keys Card
A list of the most frequently used hot keys
Release Notes
A complete list of documentation and information
on late breaking features
Fixed and Known Bug List
A complete list of fixed and known bugs for this
release
Installation and Configuration Guides Description
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Hardware Setup Guide
(for your workstation)
Information on how to set up your workstation’s
video I/O components and other peripherals
Installation and Configuration Guide
(for your operating system)
Information on how to install and configure the
Linux® or IRIX® operating system on your
workstation, should you require to do so
Contacting Customer Support \ZZ
Installation and Configuration Guides Description
Stone and Wire Filesystem and Networking Procedures for configuring your Autodesk Stone®
filesystem, Autodesk Wire® networking, and
Guide
(for this release)
Autodesk Wiretap™ services
Stone Direct Configuration Guide
(for this release)
Detailed connectivity diagrams and configuration
procedures for you Stone storage arrays
Software Installation Guide
(for Linux or IRIX workstations)
Information about installing and licensing your
Autodesk Editing or Effects software and installing
and configuring Autodesk Cleaner® XL
Configuration File Reference Guide
(for Linux or IRIX workstations)
Information on how to modify the initialization
and project configuration files associated with
your Autodesk application
Other Guides
Description
Autodesk Cleaner XL User's Guide
Information on how to use Cleaner XL
Autodesk Cleaner XL Troubleshooting
Guide
Troubleshooting information for Cleaner XL
Using QuickTime with Linux Workstations
Guide
Information on how to use Cleaner XL to convert
QuickTime® files for use on Linux workstations
Autodesk Burn Installation and User’s
Guide
Information on how to install, set up, and use
Autodesk Burn™
Autodesk Backburner Installation and
User’s Guide
Information on how to install, set up, and use
Autodesk Backburner™
Autodesk Wiretap Web Installation and
User’s Guide
Information on how to install, set up, and use
Autodesk Wiretap Web
Consult the Autodesk Web site at www.autodesk.com/discreet-documentation for the latest
version of all documents.
Contacting Customer Support
You can contact Autodesk Media and Entertainment Customer Support at www.autodesk.com/
support or through one of the following ways:
Location:
Contact Information:
Within the Americas:
Hotline (North America): 1-800-925-6442
Direct dial: 415-507-5256 (Country code = 1)
8 AM to 8 PM EST Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
me.support@autodesk.com
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Within Europe, Middle-East and
Africa:
Hotline (from London, UK): +44-207-851-8080
9 AM to 5:30 PM (local time)
Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
me.emea.support@autodesk.com
Within Asia Pacific:
Hotline (from Singapore): +65-6555-0399
(Excluding India, China, Australia, 9 AM to 6 PM (local time)
New Zealand and Japan)
Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
me.support.singapore@autodesk.com
Within India:
Hotline (from Mumbai): +91-22-6695-2244
9:30 AM to 6:30 PM (local time)
Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
me.support.india@autodesk.com
Within Japan:
Hotline (from Tokyo): 0120-107-290
Direct dial: +81-3-6221-1810
10 AM to 6 PM (local time)
Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
me-sys-support@autodesk.jp
Within China:
Direct dial: +86-10-6505-6848
9 AM to 6 PM (local time)
Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
me.support.china@autodesk.com
Within Australia and New Zealand: Hotline (from Melbourne): +1-300-36-8355
Direct dial: +61-3-9876-8355
8 AM to 6 PM AEST
Monday to Friday, excluding holidays
me.support.anz@autodesk.com
Customer support is also available through your Autodesk reseller. To find a reseller near you,
consult the reseller look-up database on the Autodesk web site at www.autodesk.com/resellers.
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Summary
When to Install IRIX 6.5.28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Verifying Installation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Backing Up Your System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Repartitioning the System Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Installing IRIX 6.5.28 and Required Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Installing the NFS/NIS Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Completing the Installation Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Restoring Backed Up Directories and Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
When to Install IRIX 6.5.28
This chapter provides the instructions for performing a full installation of IRIX 6.5.28.
Installing IRIX 6.5.28—as opposed to upgrading to IRIX 6.5.28—is only required under the
following circumstances:
• if you are upgrading from a version of IRIX prior to 6.5.19
• if you are installing IRIX on a clean disk
• if you are installing IRIX after fixing a damaged disk
!
WARNING: The procedures for performing a full installation are destructive to the files currently on
your system disk. Procedures for backing up files on the system disk are included in this document.
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Workflow for Installing IRIX 6.5.28
If your system disk is brand new, is currently unpartitioned, and no system software has been
installed, or if you are currently running a version of IRIX prior to 6.5.19, you must fully install
IRIX 6.5.28. You should back up system disk directories that you will want to restore following
IRIX installation. Perform the following procedures:
• “Verifying Installation Requirements” on page 6
• “Backing Up Your System Disk” on page 8
• “Repartitioning the System Disk” on page 10
• “Installing IRIX 6.5.28 and Required Software” on page 15
• “Installing the NFS/NIS Software” on page 19
• “Completing the Installation Process” on page 20
• “Restoring Backed Up Directories and Files” on page 23
Verifying Installation Requirements
To install IRIX 6.5.28, you require root access. If you do not have root access, contact your
system administrator. Consult the following lists to determine the software installation
resources you require.
IRIX CDs
To install IRIX 6.5.28, you require the following SGI CDs:
• IRIX 6.5.28 Installation Tools and Overlays (1 of 3) August 2005—P/N 812-0818-028
• IRIX 6.5.28 Overlays (2 of 3) August 2005—P/N 812-0819-028
• IRIX 6.5.28 Overlays (3 of 3) August 2005—P/N 812-0817-028
• IRIX 6.5 Applications August 2005—P/N 812-0877-028
• IRIX 6.5 Foundation 1—P/N 812-0759-002
• IRIX 6.5 Foundation 2—P/N 812-0760-002
• ONC3/NFS version 3, for IRIX 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5—P/N 812-0774-002
Make sure that your CDs match the ones in this list precisely. If you do not have the correct CDs,
contact your SGI Customer Support representative.
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Video Board Drivers
Consult the following list to determine the video board driver CD that you require.
Onyx2® with the DIVO Video board — Digital Video Option 1.2 for IRIX 6.5—
P/N 812-0645-003.
Onyx2 with the XTHD board — HD I/O 1.2—P/N 812-0958-004.
Octane2™, Tezro™, Onyx® 3200 or Onyx350 with the DM2, DM3, or DM5 Video
board — DMediapro™ DM2 and DMediapro DM3 Software 1.1.2—P/N 812-1083-005.
HIPPI Drivers
If your system has a HIPPI board, you must upgrade the drivers. To do this, use the CDs
provided by the HIPPI board manufacturer, or download the drivers from the Web.
Octane2, Tezro, or Onyx350 — You must install the PCI driver from the corresponding CD.
If you do not have the CD to install your PCI board driver, after installing IRIX download the
driver from the SBS Technologies FTP site.
NOTE: The SBS Technologies PCI board is formerly known as the Essential PCI board.
To download the SBS Technologies HIPPI driver:
1. Connect to one of the following sites using an FTP client or Web browser:
• Tezro or Onyx 350—ftp://ftp.sbse.com/esscom/release/nic/sgi/hippi/irix65/origin300/
H_IP35_6.5_2.0.6.tar
• Octane2—ftp://ftp.sbse.com/esscom/release/nic/sgi/hippi/irix65/octane/driver/
H_IP27IP30_6.5_2.0.3.tar
2. When prompted, enter anonymous as the user name and your email address as the
password.
3. Download the tar file containing the drivers for your HIPPI board.
Onyx2, Onyx 3200 with the SGI XIO HIPPI board — The drivers for the SGI XIO HIPPI
board can be installed from the following CD: HIPPI 4.0—P/N 812-0786-006.
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Backing Up Your System Disk
Back up the information on your system disk that you want to keep before you install IRIX
6.5.28. Installing IRIX 6.5.28 removes all information currently stored on the disk. It is
recommended that you back up the following directories:
• /usr/discreet (for software setups and configuration files)
• /etc (for IRIX configuration files, including network configuration)
• /usr/lib/DPS/ (for fonts)
• /usr/local/flexlm/licenses (for license files)
• Any other directories where font files are stored
This section provides three methods for backing up information on your system disk:
• Using the Backup command to back up your entire system to tape, if you have a tape drive
available.
• Using the tar command to archive a backup of specified directories and files to tape, if you have
a tape drive available.
• Using the tar command to archive a backup of specified directories and files to a file. This file
may then be stored somewhere else, such as a network location.
To use the Backup command to back up your entire system disk to tape:
1. Log in as root.
2. Determine the SCSI controller number and device unit number of the tape drive from the
hardware inventory. Type:
hinv -c tape
The hardware inventory hinv line for the tape drive appears. For example:
Tape drive: unit 2 on SCSI controller 0: DAT
3. To back up the entire system disk, type:
Backup -t /dev/mt/tps<controller#>d<device#>ns -i /
Where <controller#> and <device#> are the SCSI controller and device unit
numbers appearing in the hinv line for the tape drive. The Backup command takes all new
files since your last backup specified in the /etc/lastbackup file and copies them to the
specified tape device.
A confirmation message appears when your backup is complete.
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To use the tar command to archive a backup of specified directories and files to tape:
1. Log in as root.
2. Determine the SCSI controller number and device unit number of the tape drive from the
hardware inventory. Type:
hinv -c tape
The hardware inventory line for the tape drive appears. For example,
Tape drive: unit 2 on SCSI controller 0: DAT
3. Use the tar command to back up files. Type:
tar -cvf /dev/rmt/tps<controller#>d<device#>ns <filelist>
where <controller#> and <device#> are the SCSI controller and device unit
numbers you obtained using the hinv command, and <filelist> is a list of directories
you want to back up. You can specify multiple directories by separating each directory path
with a space.
For example, to back up the directories /etc and /usr/discreet to tape, type:
tar -cvf /dev/rmt/sc0d2ns /usr/discreet /etc
NOTE: It is important to determine the files you want to back up prior to using the tar
command. Each time the tar command is executed, the archive on the tape is overwritten,
even if you specify different directories for archiving. For assistance, see your system
administrator or type man tar in a UNIX shell.
To use the tar command to archive a backup of specified directories and files to a file:
1. Log in as root.
2. Use the tar command to back up files. Type:
tar -cvf <tarfile_name>.tar <filelist>
where <tarfile_name> is the name you give to the tar file and <filelist> is a
list of directories you want to back up. You can specify multiple directories by separating
each directory path with a space.
For example, to back up the directories /etc and /usr/discreet to tape, type:
tar -cvf backup.tar /usr/discreet /etc
3. Compress the file for easier storage. Type:
gzip <tarfile_name>.tar
Then copy the file somewhere on the network or on a secondary disk.
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Repartitioning the System Disk
This process ensures that the disk is clean and without bad blocks. Depending on the size of
your system disk, it may take several hours to execute.
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WARNING: This procedure erases the contents of your system disk.
To repartition the system disk:
1. Log in as root.
2. Shut down the computer. Type:
halt
The following message appears:
Okay to power off the system now. Press any key to restart.
3. Click RESTART.
A startup dialog appears.
4. Click STOP FOR MAINTENANCE.
The PROM monitor menus appear.
NOTE: If your system does not display the Stop For Maintenance button and the system begins
to start up, press ESC to interrupt the startup process.
5. Select ENTER COMMAND MONITOR.
The Command monitor appears.
6. Determine the unit and controller numbers for the CD-ROM drive. In the Command
monitor, type:
hinv
7. In the hardware inventory that appears, there is a line for the CD-ROM drive that looks like
one of the following samples:
• SCSI CDROM: scsi (X) cdrom (Y)
• CDROM: unit (Y) on SCSI controller (X)
Write down the SCSI controller (X) and CD-ROM unit (Y) numbers.
8. Insert the IRIX 6.5.28 Installation Tools and Overlays (1 of 3) disk in your CD-ROM drive.
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9. Launch the FX utility:
• If the CD-ROM hardware inventory line looked like the first sample in step 7, use the
syntax appropriate for your platform (where X is the controller number and Y is the unit
number of your CD-ROM drive). Type:
boot -f dksc(X,Y,8)sash64 dksc(X,Y,7)stand/fx.64 –-x
• If the CD-ROM hardware inventory line looked like the second sample in step 7, type:
boot -f cdrom(X,Y,8)sash64 cdrom(X,Y,7)stand/fx.64 –-x
The FX utility launches.
10. Specify your system disk. When the following prompt appears:
SGI Versions 6.5 ARCS
fx :device-name = (dksc)
Press ENTER.
11. When the following prompt appears:
fx:ctlr# = (0)
Specify your system disk’s SCSI controller:
• If your system disk is on SCSI controller 0, press ENTER.
• If your system disk is on another SCSI controller, type the corresponding number and then
press ENTER.
HINT: To verify your system disk’s SCSI controller and unit device, use the hinv command in a
UNIX shell or in the PROM monitor.
12. When the following prompt appears:
fx:drive# = (1)
Specify your system disk’s drive unit number:
• If your system disk is unit 1, press ENTER.
• If your system disk has another unit number, then type the corresponding number and
press ENTER.
NOTE: System disks are usually located at controller 0 drive number 1. If you are running the
Autodesk Effects or Editing application on an SGI workstation whose system disk is NOT on
controller 0, unit 1, type the correct drive unit and controller numbers at the prompt.
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13. The following prompt may or may not appear:
fx:lun# = (0)
Press ENTER.
The system disk is opened and the FX menus are displayed.
NOTE: Steps 14 to step 17 take some time. For instance, it will take approximately 2.5 hours to
execute these steps for a 36-GB hard disk.
14. Exercise the drive and remap bad blocks. At the fx> prompt, type:
exe
15. Choose sequential as the type of exercise to run. At the fx/exercise> prompt, type:
seq
The sequential test options appear.
16. When the following prompt appears:
fx/exercise/sequential:modifier = (rd-only)
Type wr-c
17. When the following prompt appears:
fx/exercise/sequential:starting block# = (0)
Press ENTER.
18. When the following prompt appears:
fx/exercise/sequential:nblocks = (8887848)
Press ENTER.
NOTE: The number appearing in the prompt may be different on your system.
19. When the following prompt appears:
fx/exercise/sequential:nscans = (1)
Press ENTER.
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20. When the following prompt appears:
* * * * * WARNING * * * * *
sequential pass 1:scanning [0, 8887848]
about to destroy data on disk dksc(0,1,0) ! ok?
Type yes
The sequential test begins. You can monitor its progress.
0%..10%..20%..30%..40%...50%...60%...70%...80%...90%...done
21. Once the sequential test is done, exit the exercise menu and go to the repartition menu. At
the fx/exercise> prompt, type:
/rep
22. Partition the drive as a root drive. At the fx/repartition> prompt, type:
ro
23. When the following prompt appears:
fx/repartition/rootdrive: type of data partition = (xfs)
Press ENTER.
24. When the following message appears:
Warning: You will need to re-install all software and restore
user data from backups after changing the partition layout.
Changing partitions will cause all data on the drive to be
lost. Be sure you have the drive backed up if it contains user
data. Continue?
Type yes
25. Resize the swap partition. At the fx/repartition> prompt, type:
re
26. Select the swap partition as the partition to be resized. When the following prompt appears:
fx/repartition/resize: partition to change = (swap)
Press ENTER.
27. Select megabytes as the partitioning method. When the following prompt appears:
fx/repartition/resize: partitioning method = (megabytes(2^20))
Press ENTER.
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28. Set the size of the swap partition to 256 megabytes. When the following prompt appears:
fx/repartition/resize: size in megabytes (max 8601)= (128)
Type 256
NOTE: To run Autodesk Effects or Editing applications, 256 MB of swap space is recommended.
This requires a 4-GB system disk. If you have a system disk smaller than 4 GB, use 128 MB of
swap space instead.
29. Confirm that you want to use the new partition layout. When the following prompt appears:
Use the new partition layout? (no)
Type yes
30. Exit the repartition menu. At the fx/repartition> prompt, type:
..
31. Exit the FX utility. At the fx> prompt, type:
/exi
32. The following message may or may not appear:
label info has changed for disk dksc(0,1,0). write out changes?
(yes)
• If the message appears, press ENTER to write your changes. Once you press ENTER, the screen
turns black and you are returned to the PROM monitor.
• If the message does not appear, the screen turns black and you are returned to the PROM
monitor.
You are now ready to install IRIX 6.5.28.
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Installing IRIX 6.5.28 and Required Software
Once you have repartitioned your system disk, you are ready to install IRIX 6.5.28. This section
describes the following procedures:
• Installing the IRIX 6.5.28 overlays and 6.5 foundation distributions
• Installing video software for the Onyx2
• Installing video software for the Octane2 or Onyx 3200
• Installing HIPPI software
• Completing the software distribution loading
Perform the procedures that correspond to your SGI workstation’s configuration.
NOTE: If your SGI workstation uses a HIPPI board and/or an XTHD board and you do not have the
distribution CDs for the corresponding software, you can install the drivers using a Web browser
after IRIX is installed. For information on installing HIPPI or XTHD boards, see “Verifying Installation
Requirements” on page 6. If you do install the HIPPI drivers from the Web make sure you do not
install any versions later than 4.0.2.
To install IRIX 6.5.28:
1. Select Install System Software from the PROM monitor.
2. Select Local CD-ROM and click Install.
The following message appears:
Insert the installation CD-ROM now.
3. Insert the IRIX 6.5.28 Installation Tools and Overlays (1 of 3) CD in the CD-ROM drive.
Wait until the LED indicator on the CD-ROM drive stops blinking. If your CD-ROM drive
does not have an LED indicator, wait approximately 10 seconds before continuing to the
next step.
4. Click CONTINUE.
The installation files are copied to disk.
5. Create a filesystem on your system disk. The following message appears:
Make new filesystem on /dev/dsk/realroot [yes/no/sh/help]:
Type yes and press ENTER
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6. The following message appears:
About to remake (mkfs) filesystem on: /dev/dsk/realroot. This
will destroy all data on disk partition: /dev/dsk/realroot. Are
you sure? [y/n]: (n)
Type y
7. The installation may stop on the following lines (otherwise, go to step 10):
Unable to mount partition: /dev/dsk/dkscXdYs0 on /root:
Press Enter to display the C shell (csh#)
If this occurs, press ENTER to open a UNIX shell, and then create a filesystem. Type:
mkfs /dev/rdsk/dks<X>d<Y>s0
where <X> is the SCSI controller that your system disk is on and <Y> is the unit number of
your system disk.
8. Once the Inst> or Admin> prompt returns, type exit.
9. If you are currently in the Admin> utility, type .. to return to the Inst> prompt.
Otherwise, continue with the next step.
10. Specify a 4096-byte block size. When the following line appears:
Block size of filesystem 512 or 4096 bytes?
Type 4096
11. At the Inst> prompt, type:
from /CDROM/dist
NOTE: This command reads the software distribution located in the /CDROM/dist directory on
the CD and displays information pertinent to the installation. Press SPACEBAR to scroll through
this information or q to return to the procedure.
12. Choose to be placed on the Feature stream. The following lines appear at the end of the
outputted information:
1. Place me on the maintenance stream
2. Place me on the feature stream
3. cancel
Autodesk Effects and Editing applications require that the Feature stream be installed. To
specify the Feature stream, type 2 and press ENTER
Once the Feature stream is installed, the Inst> prompt returns.
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist]
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To load the IRIX 6.5.28 overlays (2 of 3) and unbundled distributions:
1. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the IRIX 6.5.28 Overlays (2 of 3) CD. Wait
until the CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
In the previous section, you specified /CDROM/dist as the directory from which to install
software. One of the required distributions on the IRIX 6.5.28 Installation Tools and
Overlays (2 of 3) CD is located in the same directory.
2. Press ENTER to install the distribution from the /CDROM/dist directory.
3. Another distribution on the IRIX 6.5.28 Overlays (2 of 3) CD that you require is in the
/CDROM/dist/unbundled directory. To install this distribution, type:
/CDROM/dist/unbundled
Once the process is complete, the Inst> prompt returns:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist/unbundled]
To load the IRIX 6.5.28 overlays (3 of 3):
1. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the IRIX 6.5.28 Overlays (3 of 3) CD. Wait
until the CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
2. Type:
CDROM/dist
The distribution in the /CDROM/dist directory on the IRIX 6.5.28 Overlays (3 of 3) CD is
installed. The Inst> prompt returns:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist]
To load the IRIX 6.5.28 applications distribution:
1. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the IRIX 6.5 Applications CD. Wait until the
CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
The system reads the software distribution and displays information pertinent to the
installation.
2. Press SPACEBAR to scroll through this information or q to skip to the next step.
Once the process is complete, the Inst> prompt returns:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist]
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To load the IRIX 6.5 Foundation 1 distribution:
1. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the IRIX 6.5 Foundation 1 CD. Wait until the
CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
2. The distribution is located in the /CDROM/dist directory. Because the Inst> prompt is
already cued to this directory, press ENTER.
The Inst> prompt returns:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist]
To load the IRIX 6.5 Foundation 2 distribution:
1. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the IRIX 6.5 Foundation 2 CD. Wait until the
CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
2. The distribution is located in the /CDROM/dist directory. Because the Inst> prompt is
already cued to this directory, press ENTER.
You are now ready to install supporting software that corresponds with your SGI
workstation’s configuration. The Inst> prompt returns:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist]
To install the Onyx2 DIVO board software:
1. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the DIVO 1.2 CD. Wait until the CD-ROM
LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
2. The distribution is located in the /CDROM/dist directory. Because the Inst> prompt is
already cued to this directory, press ENTER.
To install the Onyx2 XTHD HD I/O 1.2 software:
1. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the XTHD HD I/O 1.2 CD. Wait until the
CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
2. The distribution is located in the /CDROM/dist directory. Because the Inst> prompt is
already cued to this directory, press ENTER.
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To install the Octane2, Tezro, Onyx 3200, or Onyx350 software:
1. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the DM2/DM3 1.1.2 CD. Wait until the CD-
ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
2. The distribution is located in the /CDROM/dist directory. Because the Inst> prompt is
already cued to this directory, press ENTER.
NOTE: When the IRIX 6.5.28 installation is complete, the DM2/DM3 software is upgraded to
version 1.1.2.
To install the HIPPI software:
NOTE: If you do not have the CD with your HIPPI drivers, proceed to the next section. You must
complete the installation of IRIX first before downloading these drivers from the Web.
1. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the CD from which you can install the
appropriate HIPPI drivers. Wait until the CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or
approximately 10 seconds.
2. The distribution is located in the /CDROM/dist directory. Because the Inst> prompt is
already cued to this directory, press ENTER.
Installing the NFS/NIS Software
If you are planning to run Autodesk Wire®, install the NFS software for network configurations.
To install the NFS/NIS software:
1. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the ONC3/NFS for IRIX 6.2 6.3 6.4 and 6.5
CD. Wait until the CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
2. The distribution is located in the /CDROM/dist directory. Because the Inst> prompt is
already cued to this directory, press ENTER.
NOTE: The NFS/NIS software distribution for the IRIX 6.5 family is actually in the directory
/CDROM/dist/dist6.5. However, when you load the distribution from the directory /CDROM/dist,
the IRIX family you are installing is detected and the corresponding distribution is loaded.
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Completing the Installation Process
In the previous section, you installed the IRIX 6.5.28 feature stream, loaded supplemental
distributions for installation, and then completed loading the software distributions required to
install IRIX 6.5.28. This section provides the procedure to complete the installation process.
This procedure includes:
• Installing the distributions loaded in the previous section
• Preventing conflicts with AppleTalk® subsystems
• Loading optional subsystems
• Installing the loaded subsystems
• Restarting the SGI workstation
• Verifying that the IRIX 6.5.28 installation was successful
To complete the IRIX 6.5.28 installation process:
1. Type done to return to the Inst> prompt.
The distribution information is read. Once this process is complete, the Inst> prompt
reappears.
2. At the Inst> prompt, type keep * to keep all loaded distributions.
3. Type install standard
4. To prevent conflicts with appletalk.sw.xinet_base subsystems, type:
keep java2_plugin.sw32.mozilla_freeware
5. To prevent conflicts with inventor_dev.sw.base, type the following:
keep inventor_dev.sw.base
keep inventor_dev.sw.lib
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6. The following subsystems are recommended for use with Autodesk Effects and Editing
applications. At the Inst> prompt, do the following .
Type:
To enable:
install eoe.sw.fonttools Import of PC fonts.
install eoe.sw.uucp
Connection to a modem in terminal mode and
troubleshooting of the Wacom® tablet.
install eoe.sw.xlv
Optimum stability with SGI Audio, including
systems not using XLV arrays.
install eoe.sw.spell
Spell checking in the Text module.
install ftn_eoe
Standard execution environment with Fortran
headers and libraries.
install inventor_eoe.sw64 Inventor 64-bit software.
install ifl_eoe.sw64
Image format executable 64-bit software.
install dmedia_eoe.sw64
Digital Media 64-bit software.
7. If you have an Onyx2 with a DIVO board, load the DIVO diagnostic and troubleshooting
tools. Type:
install divo.sw.diags
8. If you have an Onyx2 with an XTHD board, load the XTHD diagnostic and troubleshooting
tools. Type:
install xthd.sw.diags
9. At the Inst> prompt, type:
install prereqs
The following message appears:
No matches for "prereqs" were found
This is a normal message.
10. At the Inst> prompt, type
keep incompleteoverlays
If any other messages appear, perform these steps again.
11. At the Inst> prompt, type:
go
You are prompted to insert CDs as required during the installation process. Inserted CDs are
automatically detected—you do not have to press any keys to continue. Once installation is
complete, you are returned to the Inst> prompt.
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12. At the Inst> prompt, type:
quit
Inst processes the dynamic libraries and, after a few minutes, prompts you to restart the
system.
NOTE: If you receive an error message return to instruction 2, and verify that you have not
mistyped any of the commands.
13. At the restart? prompt, type:
yes
The system reboots with the newly installed IRIX software.
NOTE: If you are using an Octane2 or Tezro with the DM5 board, your monitor may flash on and
off. To correct this, open a shell, type setmon -x 1920x1154_60, and press CTRL-SHIFT-F12-/
(forward slash on numeric keypad) to reset your monitor’s resolution and refresh rate.
14. To verify that the upgrade was successful, log in as root and in a UNIX shell, type:
uname -R
The current version of IRIX (6.5 6.5.28) is displayed in the shell. You are now ready to
do the following:
• Download and install the drivers for your HIPPI board, if necessary. See “HIPPI Drivers”
on page 7.
• Restore backed up directories and files, if necessary.
• Install the Autodesk Effects or Editing application. See the Software Installation Guide for
your product.
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Restoring Backed Up Directories and Files
After you have installed IRIX 6.5.28, restore the files you require by doing one of the following:
• Use the Restore command to restore an entire system disk backed up to tape.
• Use the tar command to restore specified directories and files archived to tape.
• Use the tar command to restore specified directories and files archived to a file.
!
WARNING: Files recovered from a backup will overwrite their counterpart files on the system disk.
The contents of these files may have changed from your previous operating system to IRIX 6.5.28.
Restoring files should be performed with extreme caution.
To use the Restore command to restore an entire system disk backed up to tape:
1. Log in as root.
2. Restore the backup. Type:
Restore -t /dev/rmt/tps<controller#>d<device#>ns <filelist>
To use the tar command to restore specified directories and files from tape:
1. Log in as root.
2. Restore the archived directories. Type:
tar -xovf /dev/mt/tps<controller#>d<device#>ns <filelist>
For example, to load the saved directories /usr/discreet and /etc, type:
tar -xovf /dev/mt/tps0d6ns /usr/discreet /etc
To use the tar command to restore specified directories and files from a file:
1. Log in as root.
2. Uncompress the file. Type:
gunzip <tarfile_name>.tar.gz
3. Restore the archived directories. Type:
tar -xovf <tarfile_name>.tar <filelist>
For example, to load the saved directories /usr/discreet and /etc, type:
tar -xovf backup.tar /usr/discreet /etc
HINT: You can restore backed up directories and files to a temporary location, and then copy
them to the appropriate directories as needed. To do this, use the cd command to go to a location
for temporary files (for example, /usr/tmp) and then use the tar -xovRf command.
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Upgrading to IRIX 6.5.28
Summary
Upgrade Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SCSI Terminal Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before You Install . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verifying Upgrade Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mounting the CD-ROM Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrading to IRIX 6.5.28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying IRIX Configuration Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Upgrade Information
This chapter provides procedures for upgrading your SGI workstation from IRIX versions
6.5.19 or later to IRIX 6.5.28.
Verifying the Current IRIX Version
You can upgrade to IRIX 6.5.28 provided you are currently running IRIX version 6.5.19 or later.
Use the uname command to verify the current version.
To verify the current IRIX version:
1. Log in and open a UNIX shell.
2. To verify the version of IRIX that you are running, type:
uname -R
The current IRIX version appears in the UNIX shell, for example:
6.5 6.5.23f
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SCSI Terminal Servers
The following applies only to users with a SCSI terminal server (STS).
During the upgrade procedure, all the devices in /dev for the STS are erased. You need to
reinstall the STS driver after upgrading to IRIX 6.5.28. Refer to the documentation that came
with your STS.
Before You Install
Before you upgrade to IRIX 6.5.28, you will need to find and remove the field_diags_sysco
subsystem, if you are on a platform other than an Onyx 3200 or Onyx 350.
Finding and Removing the field_diags_sysco Subsystem
If you have subsystem field_diags_sysco.sw installed, and you are not using an Onyx 3200 or
Onyx 350, you must remove it before you upgrade to IRIX 6.5.28. This subsystem could cause
conflicts if it is installed on your system before you perform the IRIX upgrade.
To find and remove field_diags_sysco:
1. Log in as root.
2. In an IRIX shell, type:
versions -n | grep field_diags_sysco
3. If it is found, type:
versions remove field_diags_sysco
Verifying Upgrade Requirements
To upgrade your SGI workstation you require root access. If you do not have root access, contact
your system administrator. Consult the following lists to determine the software installation
resources you require.
IRIX CDs from SGI
To upgrade your system to IRIX 6.5.28, you require the following CDs:
• IRIX 6.5.28 Installation Tools and Overlays (1 of 3) August 2005—P/N 812-0818-028
• IRIX 6.5.28 Overlays (2 of 3) August 2005—P/N 812-0819-028
• IRIX 6.5.28 Overlays (3 of 3) August 2005—P/N 812-0817-028
• IRIX 6.5 Applications August 2005—P/N 812-0877-028
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• IRIX 6.5 Foundation 1—P/N 812-0759-002
• IRIX 6.5 Foundation 2—P/N 812-0760-002
Make sure that your CDs match the ones in this list precisely. If you do not have the correct CDs,
contact Customer Support.
Video Board Drivers
In some cases, video drivers are upgraded automatically when you upgrade to IRIX 6.5.28. In
other cases, you must reinstall the drivers.
Onyx2 with the DIVO video board — The DIVO driver upgrade is installed with the IRIX
6.5.28 CDs.
Onyx2 with an XTHD video board — You must install XTHD driver version 1.2. In addition
to the Applications CD, you should have the following CD from SGI: HD I/O 1.2—
P/N 812-0958-004.
Octane2, Tezro, Onyx 3200, or Onyx 350 with the DM2, DM3 or DM5 video board —
The drivers, patches, and upgrades required for these video boards are installed automatically
during installation of the Autodesk Effects or Editing application.
To verify the current video drivers:
1. Log in as root.
2. Type:
versions -bn | grep xtdigvid
HIPPI Drivers
If your system has a HIPPI board, you may have to upgrade the drivers.
Octane2, Tezro, or Onyx 350 — You must install the PCI driver from the corresponding CD.
If you do not have the CD to install your PCI board driver, download the driver from the SBS
Technologies FTP site by doing the following.
NOTE: The SBS Technologies PCI board is formerly known as the Essential PCI board.
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To download the SBS Technologies HIPPI driver:
1. Connect to the SBS Technologies FTP site (ftp.sbse.com) using Anonymous as the user name
and your email address as the password.
2. Go to the /esscom/release/nic/sgi/hippi/irix65/<system name> directory, where <system
name> corresponds to your SGI workstation.
3. Download the file containing the drivers for your HIPPI board.
Onyx2 or Onyx 3200 with the SGI XIO HIPPI board — Use the following procedure to
determine if you must upgrade the drivers.
To verify the current HIPPI driver version for the SGI Parallel or XIO HIPPI board:
1. Log in as root.
2. Open a shell and type the command appropriate to your system and HIPPI board.
System and HIPPI Board
Command
Onyx2 with SGI XIO HIPPI
versions -bn hippi
Onyx 3200 with SGI XIO HIPPI
versions -bn hippi
The HIPPI driver version for your system appears.
3. Compare your system’s HIPPI driver version against the required version listed in the
following table.
System and HIPPI Board
Required HIPPI Driver Version
Onyx2 with SGI XIO HIPPI
4.0
Onyx 3200 with SGI XIO HIPPI
4.0
4. If necessary, upgrade your system’s HIPPI board driver using the CDs provided by the
HIPPI board manufacturer.
Onyx2 or Onyx 3200 with an SGI XIO HIPPI board — You may have to install HIPPI driver
version 4.0 from the following SGI CD: HIPPI 4.0—P/N 812-0786-006.
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Mounting the CD-ROM Drive
To perform the CD-based installation, you must have access to a mounted CD-ROM drive.
To mount a CD-ROM drive:
1. Insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Log in as root.
3. Open a UNIX shell and then type:
mediad -k
All removable media drives, such as floppies, tapes, and CD-ROMs, are unmounted.
4. Type:
mediad
All removable media drives are mounted.
5. Wait a few seconds for the command to execute, and then check whether the CD-ROM drive
is mounted. In the shell, type:
df
If the CD-ROM drive is mounted, the command output reports a line that ends with
“/CDROM”.
If “/CDROM” does not appear at the output of the command, it is not mounted. Check the
following:
• Make sure a CD is in the drive.
• Verify that no UNIX shell on the desktop or no running application is pointing to the
CDROM directory—this prevents the CD-ROM drive from mounting.
6. If you are still not able to mount the CD-ROM drive using the mediad command, try the
following procedure. Get the device and controller numbers of the CD-ROM drive using the
hinv (hardware inventory) command. Type:
hinv | grep CDROM
The hardware inventory for the CD-ROM drive appears. For example:
CDROM: unit 3 on SCSI controller 0
In this example, the device number is 3 and the controller number is 0.
7. Mount the CD-ROM drive. Using the controller and device numbers of the CD-ROM drive,
type:
mount -o ro /dev/dsk/dks<controller#>d<device#>s7 /CDROM
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Upgrading to IRIX 6.5.28
Once you mount the CD-ROM drive, you are ready to upgrade to IRIX 6.5.28. During the
upgrade procedure, you:
• Insert CDs so that the system can read the IRIX 6.5.28 software distributions
• Specify which subsystems are to be kept
• Resolve any outstanding system conflicts
• Perform the upgrade
• Reboot the system and verify the upgrade
Reading Software Distributions from the CDs
Using the Inst installation utility, read the software distributions on the 6.5.28 overlay and
application CDs as well as the 6.5 foundation CDs. This procedure enables the system to
determine the files required to perform the IRIX upgrade.
To install the upgrade:
1. You should have the shell open that you used to mount the CD-ROM drive. Use this shell to
eject CDs as needed throughout this procedure.
2. Open a second UNIX shell to run Inst. Make sure you are logged in as root in this shell.
3. Load the IRIX 6.5.28 Installation Tools and Overlays (1 of 3) CD into your CD-ROM drive.
Wait until the CD-ROM LED light stops flashing. If your CD-ROM drive does not have an
LED indicator, wait approximately 10 seconds before continuing to the next step.
4. Launch the software installation utility. In the shell that you created in step 2, type:
inst
The installation utility (Inst) displays a menu of commands.
NOTE: You can enter numbers at the Inst> prompt to execute corresponding commands. The
instructions in this document, however, do not use these shortcuts.
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5. At the Inst> prompt, type:
from /CDROM/dist
The utility reads the software distribution located in the /CDROM/dist directory on the CD.
Once this process is complete, a prompt appears:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist]
With this prompt you are ready to perform another install from command. The prompt is
already cued to install from the /CDROM/dist directory.
6. Using the shell in which you mounted the CD-ROM drive, eject the CD. Type:
eject /CDROM
7. Load the IRIX 6.5.28 Overlays (2 of 3) CD.
Wait until the CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
8. The Inst> prompt indicates that the utility is already cued to read the software distribution
located in the /CDROM/dist directory on the CD. To do this, press ENTER.
Once the process is complete, the Inst> prompt returns:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist]
9. In this step another software distribution is read from a different directory on the IRIX
6.5.28 Overlays (2 of 3) CD. Without changing the CD, type:
/CDROM/dist/unbundled
Once the process is complete, the Inst> prompt returns:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist/unbundled]
10. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the IRIX 6.5.28 Overlays (3 of 3) CD.
Wait until the CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
11. In this step a software distribution is read from a different directory. Type:
/CDROM/dist
Once the process is complete, the Inst> prompt returns:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist]
12. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the IRIX 6.5 Applications CD.
Wait until the CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
13. In this step a software distribution is read from the same directory on the new CD. Press
ENTER.
Information pertinent to the installation and the general licensing agreement are displayed.
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14. Press SPACEBAR to scroll through the displayed information.
Once the process is complete, the Inst> prompt returns:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist]
15. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the IRIX 6.5 Foundation 1 CD.
Wait until the CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
16. In this step a software distribution is read from the same directory on the new CD. Press
ENTER.
Once the process is complete, the Inst> prompt returns:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist]
17. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load the IRIX 6.5 Foundation 2 CD.
Wait until the CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds.
18. In this step a software distribution is read from the same directory on the new CD. Press
ENTER.
Once the process is complete, the Inst> prompt returns:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist]
19. If you have an Onyx2 or Onyx 3200 with an SGI XIO HIPPI board, eject the CD from the
CD-ROM drive and load the HIPPI 4.0 CD.
Wait until the CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds. Read from
the same directory on the new CD. Press ENTER.
Once the process is complete, the Inst> prompt returns:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist]
20. If you have an Onyx2 with an XTHD board, eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive and load
the HD I/O 1.2 CD.
Wait until the CD-ROM LED light stops flashing or approximately 10 seconds. Read from
the same directory on the new CD. Press ENTER.
Once the process is complete, the Inst> prompt returns:
Install software from: [/CDROM/dist]
21. You have now prepared all the required software distributions for installation. Type:
done
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Specifying Subsystems
Next, set the IRIX upgrade to install subsystems used by Autodesk Effects and Editing
applications.
To install subsystems:
1. Keep the software distributions from the previous steps. At the Inst> prompt, type:
keep *
2. The following subsystems are recommended for use. At the Inst> prompt:
Type:
To enable:
install eoe.sw.fonttools Import of PC fonts.
install eoe.sw.uucp
Connection to a modem in terminal mode and
troubleshooting of the Wacom tablet.
install eoe.sw.xlv
Optimum stability with SGI Audio, including
systems not using XLV arrays.
install eoe.sw.spell
Spell checking in the Text module.
install ftn_eoe
Standard execution environment with Fortran
headers and libraries.
install inventor_eoe.sw64 Inventor 64-bit software.
install ifl_eoe.sw64
Image format executable 64-bit software.
install dmedia_eoe.sw64
Digital Media 64-bit software.
3. At the Inst> prompt, type:
install standard upgrades
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Resolving Conflicts
It is possible that the current version of IRIX did not remove patches from earlier upgrades. This
will result in conflicts when you upgrade to 6.5.28. You can, however, resolve these conflicts
before the actual upgrade.
To resolve conflicts:
1. At the Inst> prompt, type:
conflicts
A list of conflicts appears along with options to resolve each conflict. For example, you might
see a conflict message that looks like the following:
Cannot replace nfs.sw.nfs (1287459330) (with nfs.sw.nfs
(1287689520))because it is needed by patchSG0004379.nfs_sw.nfs.
1a. Do not install nfs.sw.nfs (1287689520)
1b. Remove patchSG0004379.nfs_sw.nfs (1289999907)
If no conflicts are found, perform the upgrade. See “Performing the Upgrade” on page 35.
NOTE: If you have any of the following subsystems installed, you must remove them before
continuing: java2_dev.sw.base, java2_dev.man.base, or java2_debug.sw32.binaries.
2. Resolve all conflicts. Type:
conflicts <option>
For example, type the following at the Inst> prompt to resolve the previous conflict:
conflicts 1b
Once all conflicts have been resolved, you can perform the upgrade.
HINT: If you have multiple conflicts, enter their options in one command to resolve them
simultaneously. For example, if you have three conflicts, type conflicts 1b 2b 3b to
resolve all conflicts at once.
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Performing the Upgrade
The system now has all the information it needs to perform the IRIX upgrade.
To perform the upgrade:
1. At the Inst> prompt, type:
go
Inst begins to install software upgrades. A few minutes later, Inst asks for another CD.
2. Eject the CD from the CD-ROM drive using the shell that you used to control the CD-ROM
drive.
3. Load the appropriate CD as directed, but do not press any keys on your keyboard. Inst
detects the CDs and resumes the installation automatically.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to continue installing software upgrades.
5. When the installation is complete, Inst returns an Inst> prompt. To exit the software
installation utility, type:
quit
Quitting Inst takes several minutes during which time ELF files are quick-started again.
Verifying the Upgrade
Reboot the system and use the uname command to verify the upgrade.
To verify the upgrade:
1. To complete the installation, type:
reboot
The system reboots. If you are using an Onyx2 or Onyx 3200 and part of the login dialog
appears off-screen, you must edit the Clogin file to reposition the login dialog. See “Onyx2,
Onyx 3200, or Onyx 350—Editing the Clogin File” on page 36.
2. Log in as root and open a UNIX shell.
3. To verify that you are now running IRIX 6.5.28, type:
uname -R
The current IRIX version (6.5 6.5.28) appears in the shell.
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Onyx2, Onyx 3200, or Onyx 350—Editing the Clogin File
If you are using an Onyx2, Onyx 3200, or Onyx 350 and the primary SGI monitor display is
switched from the default channel 0 to channel 1, part of the login dialog is positioned offscreen. You must edit the Clogin file to re-centre the login dialog.
To edit the Clogin file:
1. Log in as root and open a shell.
2. Change the directory. Type:
cd /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults
3. Open the Clogin file using the nedit editor. Type:
nedit Clogin
4. In nedit, choose Search | Find.
The Find dialog appears.
5. Type “geometry” in the Find dialog and then click Find.
The Clogin*geometry line is selected. If it is not found, go to the end of the text in the
Clogin file and continue to the next step.
6. Set the new position of the login dialog. Type:
Clogin*geometry: +300+200
The geometry values set the horizontal and vertical position of the login dialog.
7. Choose File | Save to save the Clogin file.
8. Close nedit, log out, and then log in again.
The login dialog is re-centred on the monitor. If part of the login dialog is still off-screen,
repeat the above procedure, but use the following values:
Clogin*geometry: +600+200
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Modifying IRIX Configuration Files
Once you have installed and updated IRIX 6.5.28, you may have to fine-tune some IRIX
configuration files that were updated during the installation. Inst saves a backup of all the old
configuration files, so for each file there is an old and a new version. The need to modify IRIX
configuration files should be assessed and performed by your system administrator.
For more information about modifying IRIX configuration files, consult the InfoSearch book
IRIX Admin Software Installation and Licensing.
To access InfoSearch books:
1. In a UNIX shell, type infosearch
2. If this is the first time you use InfoSearch after the upgrade to IRIX 6.5.28, a prompt appears
indicating that the InfoSearch client has been replaced by a Web browser. Click OK.
The InfoSearch Settings & Launch panel appears.
3. In the Go to (URL) list, select InfoSearch on local host, or one of the other selections. For
example, if your InfoSearch documents are kept on a particular server on your network, you
can select Another InfoSearch-enabled server, and then enter the URL for this server.
4. Click Save & Launch.
The SGI InfoSearch Web page opens.
5. In the keyword search field, type:
merging managing configuration files
The system displays a list of InfoSearch entries.
6. Click the entry entitled:
IRIX Admin: Software Installation and Licensing: Chapter 4.
Using the Main Menu
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