[rescue] Rescued O2

Curious George jorge234q at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 15 00:04:44 CDT 2008

Hi, Patrick,

--- On Thu, 8/14/08, Patrick Giagnocavo <patrick at zill.net> wrote:

> > 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.

If I had bootable media, I guess it would be no problem!  :>
Perhaps I'll pull the drive and see if I can mount it on
any of my other machines...

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

No.  There is only one drive bay ("module"?) in this machine.
Room for a PCI card but not much else.  :<

I was planning on replacing the 9G with a 36G *if* the case
can handle it (thermally)

> Not sure about getting media however.

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