I've got an SGI IRIS 3130 that we use to model visual databases using
IDEAL4 application for IMAGE IV visual systems.
I just recently received 2 SGI IRIS computers and I am presently trying
to configure the hard drives to match the one on our present system.
The units are all configured identically with Hitachi 512-17 ESDI drives
and have the same board configuration.
I made a "mkboot" tape from the present system and used it to boot the
first new unit. I then started the new unit from tape and ran 'sifex'.
I configured the new unit's hard drive to match the configuration of our
present units' hard drive. I then installed the operating system from
the "mkboot" tape.
When I reboot the unit off of the hard drive and run the filesystem
check the /usr partition fails with a reference to "bitmap size
808464432 should be 101058054". I've tried modifying the /etc/mtab file
to include a reference to the partition (adding the line /dev/si0f /usr
efs rw,raw=/dev/rsi0f 0 0) but every time I reboot it removes the line
I added. (The /etc/fstab has references to both partitions.)
Simulator Engineer, Visual Systems
P.O. Box 34787, M/S 20-40
Seattle, Washington 98124-1787