[rescue] SGI Crimsons and Challenge L found a new home
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Mon Mar 8 13:31:50 CST 2004
Monday, March 8, 2004, 7:25:07 PM, you wrote:
> I will need a few parts to get the Crimsons up and running. In
> particular, I need 50 pin SCSI drives. What is the largest drive I can
I don't know what the largest successfully used drive is, I am using
4 GB full height 5.25" drives made by Seagate in my Crimson. Given
that you are limited to IRIX 6.2 (or maybe 5.3) 4 GB is more than
enough in my case. I guess at least using XFS you won't have
problems going to even larger disks than that.
> Anybody has a few drives, I'll need 8. I know they are on ebay all
> the time, but i'd trust more somebody from the list to get some that
> actually work. I'd love to get my hands on CDROM drives for these also,
> but I understand that they are extremely rare.
Using a recent CD-ROM shouldn't be a problem with either of your
machines - Crimson or Challenge. For the Crimson it *might* be
necessary that you are able to select the blocksize on the drive.
> Network is 10mbit w/ aui adapter. I do have the adapter, but 10mbit is
> not the fastest, particularly to do an install from the Challenge. Were
> there any 100mbit available for them? How about a reality engine,
> anybody has one?
I think *the* way to get fast network over there was FDDI.
If I didn't misunderstand things the RE requires a different set of
fans to go below the cardcage because it runs quite hot.
> Lastly, I need Irix 6.2. I have 6.5 but the Crimsons wont run anything
> newer than 6.2.
Or 5.3, if you happen to have a Crimson GTX.
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