[rescue] SGI Crimsons and Challenge L found a new home

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Mar 8 13:13:29 CST 2004

On Mar 8, 2004, at 1:51 PM, Andrew Weiss wrote:
>> Lastly, I need Irix 6.2. I have 6.5 but the Crimsons wont run 
>> anything newer than 6.2.
>> The Challenge L is mostly in need of some cosmetic pieces: one of the 
>> bottom side trim and the back panel were missing. I'd also would love 
>> to add another 4 cpu board to make it complete but at any rate it's 
>> ready to be put back in service.
> You'll also need an IRIX 5.3 Install disk to fx your hard disks.  6.2 
> has a bug that won't allow you to do that.  It's pretty simple once 
> you have the 5.3... you fx your disk, reboot with 6.2, and the EFS 
> will automagically be converted to XFS once you answer the question at 
> boot.
> I have a set of 6.2 still I think.  I'll have to dig it out and image 
> it.  My Crimson was given a new home... though I haven't heard 
> anything about it since... Kevin?..

   They're still in my storage locker.  They're safe & sound there for 
now...Kevin and I are going to figure out a way to get them to him 
eventually.  Now that I'm moved and mostly settled, that can happen any 
time Kevin is ready.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
Cape Coral, FL                   feels a little better."     -Ed

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