[rescue] SGI Impact 10000

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 15:17:15 CDT 2007

Oh god, I forgot about the installer.  I used to do it every few days
at a previous job but I remember the first time.  I remember it took
several sessions involving profanity.  I would never wish it on
somebody that hasn't worked with another admin.

I actually managed to write some scripts (using Expect) to do
automated upgrades of the Irix workstations on my LAN.   I can't
imagine doing it any other way than with Expect.  Have any of you guys
had to do this sort of thing?

On 8/16/07, Sheldon T. Hall <shel at tandem.artell.net> wrote:
> Quoth Kevin R. Marshall ...
> > Crimsons can get hot (although not as bad as some).  If they
> > adversely affect your electricity bill, all that energy is going
> > somewhere.
> My Challenge L makes a good whole-house heater.  Even here (an island in
> Puget Sound), it is almost enough that we don't have to run the real furnace
> much in the winter.
> On the general Indigo^2 subject ... Those are great machines.  A topped-out
> one makes quite a decent workstation/miniserver; you can run a bunch of
> stuff without its affecting your foreground applications.  IRIX can be a
> lovely desktop, and even a base I^2 with just IRIX has enough hardware and
> software power to do an amazing amount of audio-video work.
> Installing IRIX is a PITA; the "inst" installer is probably the pathological
> case as an introduction to a computer, but, after that, it's pretty smooth.
> See http://www.futuretech.blinkenlights.nl/6.5inst.html.
> Some sites you'll want to investigate:
> http://freeware.sgi.com
> http://www.nekochan.net
> http://www.futuretech.blinkenlights.nl/fastether.html
> http://hardware.majix.org/computers/sgi.indigo2
> http://www.obsolyte.com/sgi_indigo2
> Have fun!
> -Shel
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