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

Francois Dion fdion at atriumwindows.com
Mon Mar 8 15:56:10 CST 2004

I dont have 5.3 either. I noticed there was a web page on how to install 
6.2 on a crimson so I figured it must have been involved. Unfortunately 
the page is MIA. Good to hear there are still a few Crimsons around. 
Mine is labeled "Server" on the hat and from what I gather was at Boeing 
initially. I'd really like to get an RE for it. It currently has a VXGT. 
The Crimson in a Power Iris 4D suit also has a VXGT.


Andrew Weiss wrote:

> On Mar 8, 2004, at 1:25 PM, Francois Dion 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?..
> Andrew
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