[rescue] Rescued O2

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Thu Aug 14 10:28:17 CDT 2008

Curious George wrote:
> Hi,
> An O2 fell into my lap, yesterday.  I am clueless about these.
> But, hoping the hardware would be good for multimedia work. (?)
> What do I need to know to determine if it is worth the trouble
> to keep?  Appears to have 6.5 installed along with some sort of
> specialized application software (i.e., I believe it was part
> of a medical instrument).  Of course, no root password so I'll
> have to start over (probably worth doing anyways since it
> only has a 9G drive in it).
> Also, now that SGI "is no more" (?), where can I find a copy
> of 6.5 (My 6.2 CD set apparently does not support this model?)
> _______________________________________________

The 02 is a nice system in many ways.  There are relatively trivial ways 
to hack/reset the root password IIRC.

The O2 can take 2 drives, isn't that right?  So you could put a larger 
SCA drive in the second drive bay.

Not sure about getting media however.


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