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by Byrd
Tue May 16, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: What Apple hardware do we have?
Replies: 114
Views: 8555

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Y888099 wrote:
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Does it work like ebay? Or it's more like Amazon?


More like a glossier version of Craiglist, usually invite only. Friend spotted it, it had a known bad (and recalled) 1TB HD, seller went and got a new one. Was a good win.
by Byrd
Sun May 14, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: What Apple hardware do we have?
Replies: 114
Views: 8555

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

I'll jump in, all my Macs work (well they did when last checked - these days a few weeks of no use can change this level of reliability!), are recapped where required and I like to collect "best of breed" Macs, with the period correct peripherals and upgrades like max RAM/ accelerators/mon...
by Byrd
Sun May 14, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

Re: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades

I have a 2-cd set for demos that came part of my 6.5.19 distribution. The discs are 6.5.12 Demo (1 of 2), 6.5.12 Demo (2 of 2). The first disk is O2 Demo CD version 1.3, the second is OCTANE Demo version 1.3 and OCTANE2 Demo version 1.0. Thanks japes, the demo CDs seem fairly difficult to find (arc...
by Byrd
Sat May 13, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

Re: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades

After much CD burning and several moments of command line confusion (remember I'm a Mac collector at heart!), IRIX 6.5.30 is now running smoothly on my Octane! I'm busily trying to find more software to try on the machine. I've installed the Demo applications found on the June 1998 Application CD, a...
by Byrd
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

Re: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades

Hi Raion-Fox, Is this the sort of cable you'd recommend, or more an adapter for the internal SCSI bus? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6ft-long-8mm-68pin-VHDCI-Centronics-50pin-PC-Sun-SCSI-Cable-Cord-SHdisc-/122437253249?hash=item1c81d43881:g:QtIAAOSwoQ1TlxLO Edit: or this for DB25 (I've a slew of Apple ...
by Byrd
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

Re: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades

Thanks mopar, I'd be really interested in the dual CPU - I've checked out the dual 300 CPU I have quite a few times but it's very dead. I'm in Australia though. Next up is installing IRIX 6.5 fresh onto my Octane ... as a Mac collector, I've a slew of SCSI(1) external CD drives with DB25 connectors ...
by Byrd
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [Melbourne, Australia PICKUP] FREE: Octane barebones
Replies: 1
Views: 138

[Melbourne, Australia PICKUP] FREE: Octane barebones

Hi all, as per this thread, I built up one functional Octane leaving me with the following parts available for free if anyone in Melbourne, Australia would like to pick it up (during office hours from my workplace in Hawthorn). Obviously it's one of those things you can't ship - 35kg and all. http:/...
by Byrd
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

Re: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades

Hi again, I've spent some time cleaning and restoring one "good" Octane, which currently sits at the later Revision D 030-1467 based unit, MXE + SE dual graphics boards, 1.5GB RAM in total, 18GB HD, tape drive and PCI card cage (with some sort of NIC/PS2 mouse + keyboard card in it). The D...
by Byrd
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

Re: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades

Thanks all for the advice and welcome :) Looks like I'll be adding dual graphics boards, one the stock MXE and the other the SE with TRAM module installed. Should be able to get a good example up and running. I'm assuming the older Octane with (what I assume is) dual R12K 300Mhz CPUs will be a strai...
by Byrd
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades

Hi all, I was here on the forums a while back, having picked up several SGI O2s in various guises - they weren't my cup of tea (having been put in storage for years they were highly fragile), these were provided to another collector. I still had the SGI itch, and a friend gave me 2 x Octanes today, ...
by Byrd
Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Melbourne Australia SGI haul 02 x 5 and Indigo2
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: Melbourne Australia SGI haul 02 x 5 and Indigo2

Thanks for the advice. I've torn down the O2s are am busy in the process of building up two machines - the R10K 195Mhz and R5200 300Mhz-based systems (one with the original skin the other the updated logo), both with roughly 400MB RAM each. I have to say the O2 plastics are crazy brittle - years of ...
by Byrd
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Melbourne Australia SGI haul 02 x 5 and Indigo2
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: Melbourne Australia SGI haul 02 x 5 and Indigo2

jan-jaap - Thanks for the info, I'm delighted to own such a special beast - this Indigo2 is the best condition of the haul (missing front flip-down door and no HD sadly). From further research, it does indeed have the R8000 - so is it dual 75Mhz? mwd - Overall would the R5200SC give slightly better...
by Byrd
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Melbourne Australia SGI haul 02 x 5 and Indigo2
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Melbourne Australia SGI haul 02 x 5 and Indigo2

Hi all, I'm a regular on 68KMLA - 68K Macs are usually my primary hobby - and I couldn't pass up an SGI haul from a fellow collector who also gave me some vintage Macs. I've longed to play around with an SGI after seeing an Indy in action when I was in high school at CSIRO (Australian science resear...

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