[rescue] looking for SGI Indigo 2 system
barryc at rjlsystems.com
Thu Aug 19 12:08:43 CDT 2010
When the battery in the NVRAM chip in my SparcStation2 died, I had to
send a bunch of commands to OpenBoot to configure the new chip and set
the MAC. I'd be surprised if the SGIs didn't have a similar facility
On 08/19/2010 01:03 PM, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> There was a utility on a website with squirrel in it that would let
> you switch out the sysid.
> Not sure about MAC address. Wonder if you could just override it with
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> Herb Johnson
>>> Herbert R. Johnson, phone 609-771-1417, New Jersey USA
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