[rescue] SGI Impact 10000

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Aug 16 14:04:05 CDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-08-16 at 10:55 -0400, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> > Hopefully he means Irix 6.5 media.  In the 6.5 era (which is nearly a
> > decade now I believe), there are two main parts.  There are the
> > foundation disks (which have 6.5.0 on them), and then there are the over
> > lays that give you versions like 6.5.8 or 6.5.22.  6.5.22 is the last
> > version to run on an Indigo 2 (and 6.5.30 is the last version period).
> > The non-bootable overlay images are available for free from SGI's
> > website once you sign up for a free supportfolio account.  That they are
> > non-bootable images means that you still need another set of overlays,
> > since you typically boot from the first disc of the overlay set.
> Did they still do that "two trains" thing up until the end?  Or did they 
> finally fold the feature train into the maintenance train?  If not, are 
> only the maintenance release still available for free or are they both?

They merged the two streams at version 6.5.23 or 6.5.24.

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