[rescue] looking for SGI Indigo 2 system

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 11:44:36 CDT 2010

I believe like the Indigo, the MAC address is stored on the NVRAM chip and
can be modified, or at least transferred over to a new system.  I'm real
rusty so hopefully somebody else can chime in.  I haven't even looked at my
Indigo 2 in about 5 years, let alone opened it up.


On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 6:40 AM, Mike Loewen <mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us>wrote:

>   If you know of anything, please reply to Herb...
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 15:37:19 -0400
> From: Herb Johnson <hjohnson at retrotechnology.com>
> Subject: looking for SGI Indigo 2 system
> A repair person in Phila, is looking for a WORKING SGI Indigo 2 system,
> purple case. Let me know if you have one or know someone who does, for sale
> of course. He's looking to buy something, for money. How much I don't know
> or care. He may need other SGI hardware, in the near future.
> This is for repair of a medical system. He wants something  identical to
> the nonworking unit, for repair parts. The software for use actually checks
> Ethernet hardware addresses! So he can't just "swap in" some other box,
> changing the software is painful and that's being worked on. The system is
> not in current use, so this is not a medical emergency.
> I'm asking him to identify his system as to processor and other features. I
> don't believe the graphic cards are an issue.
> Meanwhile I'm simply trying to locate an available system "near" Phila,
> pretty much as a courtesy. I have parts but no systems left. Contact me
> accordingly.
> Herb Johnson
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