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by astouffer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Restoring an Indy, have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 594

Re: Restoring an Indy, have some questions

I've had good luck buying Sun branded 72Gb SCA drives. They are quiet and run cool. Those older 10k rpm drives would cook an egg.
by astouffer
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Personal Iris power supply fuses
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Personal Iris power supply fuses

See if you have +5 standby.
by astouffer
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Graphics Card for Digital Personal Workstation
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Graphics Card for Digital Personal Workstation

I can confirm that the ELSA card works in every OS you can run.
by astouffer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Installing Firefox on Octane. Lots of dependencies.
Replies: 28
Views: 903

Re: Installing Firefox on Octane. Lots of dependencies.

My Octane would download with netscape BUT it seems as if the file is above eight megabytes the file never ends. It gets to 100% and stays there perpetually. If I stop the download the file disappears. if I copy the file while its sitting there waiting to finish even at 100% it can't ever unzip/unt...
by astouffer
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane no power?
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Octane no power?

No you don't need drives or a monitor/keyboard to power on. Testing a power supply is tricky. You would need some load resistors and then figure out which pins jumper it on.
by astouffer
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Windows 10 Enterprise help needed
Replies: 14
Views: 464

Re: Windows 10 Enterprise help needed

Can you do a system restore back to a previous date?
by astouffer
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Would you like some Java with your JavaStation?
Replies: 30
Views: 1659

Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

Yeah you could use the javastation as a serial terminal. Without the network it boots to some JavaOS demo built in the flash. You'll need a boot server and NFS to export the filesystem. I always wondered if it was possible to flash another OS image instead.
by astouffer
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Spectre and Meltdown

Someone was telling me even the later SPARC cpus and even some Alphas did speculative execution. Itanium might be safe :lol:
by astouffer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Spectre and Meltdown

For curiosity's sake I just ran the Spectre and Meltdown test script on my 8203-E4A box and here are the results:
by astouffer
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!

In an abandoned hospital in Fukushima Japan an octane is spotted in its native habitat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAWbktDoguY&t=10m55s
by astouffer
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Hard drives from storage arrays
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Hard drives from storage arrays

It was from the 6.5.29 overlays.
by astouffer
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Hard drives from storage arrays
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Hard drives from storage arrays

Just wanted to post a problem I had trying to get a 146Gb SCA drive working in a Fuel. Again using those cheap 68 to 80 pin adapters require a modification for the drive to work http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?t=16731055 This is an HP Enterprise branded drive made by Fujitsu and the firmwar...
by astouffer
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase
Replies: 131
Views: 7082

Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase

Just wanted to confirm that a Corsair CX600 power supply works fine. Those Seasonic supplies have terrible reviews.
by astouffer
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Anyone need a Z10 EC?
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Anyone need a Z10 EC?

OS/400 or iSeries or whatever they call it now needs a license key or it times out after 70 days. I'm not sure about z/OS expiring. But depending on the hardware you'll need license keys to even boot. At least someone was nice enough to make a torrent of V5R2 recently.
by astouffer
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: SCSI fuse advice (or, how to kill a ThinkPad 800 with a SCSI2SD)
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: SCSI fuse advice (or, how to kill a ThinkPad 800 with a SCSI2SD)

ClassicHasClass wrote:The IBM service docs for the 850 say it's a circuit breaker, not a fuse.


It probably uses something like this http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/ucc3916.pdf

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