[rescue] SGI box... what exactly is it?
Joshua D. Boyd
rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 15 19:36:51 CDT 2001
Media isn't too hard to come buy for that box. It is either a r3k machine,
which case the best you can get is irix 5.3. If it is an r4k or r4.4k
machine, then the best you can get is irix 6.4.
r3k machines aren't very good, unless you love them. If it is an r4k
machine, than it is significantly faster than an indy.
You didn't mention. Do you have the keyboard for it? It uses a
proprietary keyboard to that machine only.
On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Matthew Haas wrote:
> Hey all,
> I got my hands on an interesting box today.. Silicon Graphics.
> It is dark blue, stands vertically, as it is a tower, and has these words
> on the front:
> IRIS Indigo
> I looked up that post a few weeks back detailing all the various SGIs and
> processor, but I did not see this in the list.
> It uses what appear to be somewhat standard (maybe a bit taller than
> usual) 72-pin SIMMs, and has a big mean looking heatsink on the processor
> with a complicated clip I wasn't able to figure out in the few minutes I
> was able to glance at it.
> The memory and processor are on a removable card labelled "CPU" and there
> is another slot (empty) labelled graphics or some such.
> It has all the necessary connectors on the CPU card backplane:
> PS/2 port (with keyboard icon)
> two minidin-8 serial ports
> SVGA (condensed 15-pin) AND 13W3 connectors
> among other connectors
> 1.2GB hard drive.
> Any clues? And remembering even older discussions involving period
> software vs. linux/netbsd/openbsd, how easily acquirable is a set of
> SGI installation media for this beast?
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