Network Installing IRIX

IRIX has a rather unique and comprehensive network installing method, and as a result of it's convenience, performance and utility, many users have created guides on how to do it. This serves as the meta hub. Please do NOT tag/categorize subpages with Tutorial!


The following network protocols must be used to network install IRIX:

  • rsh
  • tftp
  • bootp

The host must be a UNIX compatible with UNIX permissions, on the same LAN. IRIX PROMs do not possess routing, ICMP echoes (It cannot respond to pings), or the ability to take HTTP or rsync.


This subsection offers specific guides for installation with various host operating systems.