[rescue] IRIX 5.3 CD questions

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net
Wed Sep 17 08:37:24 CDT 2003

On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 03:36:47PM +0200, Gerhard Lenerz wrote:
> Hello Joshua,
> Wednesday, September 17, 2003, 3:22:18 PM, you wrote:
> > Irix 6.2 was a very wide spread version because it would run on anything
> > r4k and above, whereas 6.1, 6.3, and 6.4 were more targetted at
> > different specific machines.  6.5 was the next general release, but
> > alas, they dropped a few nice machines in that release, particularly the
> > crimson and indigo.
>   you're right about the Crimson, but the Indigo (R4K only!) has
>   always been supported by 6.5 (and so far still is). That's what
>   makes an Indigo (R4K) still a reasonable starter SGI, although it
>   becomes more and more difficult to find one cheap and complete
>   enough for that purpose.

Your right, I was wrong.  Although, for the cost of the keyboard and
mouse for an Indigo, you could almost by an Octane.  At least in the

Personally, I still want a R3k Indigo running the last revision of 4.0
for it, and maybe a seperate disk with 5.3 installed to switch between

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