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by bushnrvn
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Pretty good start in one go!
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Pretty good start in one go!

you're right!
by bushnrvn
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Pretty good start in one go!
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Pretty good start in one go!

Looks sad to see a lovely Indigo2 buried under a pile of bits like that, but hope you can get the stuff working nicely! Yeah, honestly I didn't realize what I was picking up - over the weekend I've found focus and I've done some research. That Indigo2 is definitely the star of the bunch. One of the...
by bushnrvn
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Pretty good start in one go!
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Pretty good start in one go!

After having a functioning Octane collecting dust for the past couple of years, I met someone that was looking to offload "some old SGI stuff." I was explicitly told it was going to the dump if I didn't take it, so here we are. Needs some serious TLC, but I am excited to get these up and r...
by bushnrvn
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX
Replies: 58
Views: 4575

Re: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX

Which is the proper serial number for the EMXI TRAM? I think I read somewhere that they have to be a faster revision of the hardware?
by bushnrvn
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX
Replies: 58
Views: 4575

Re: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX

Another necro update I eventually got IRIX working on this machine. I split my retrocomputing time between Apple\TI-99\Other - and since this is the only SGI machine I own it ends up sitting for long periods of time. Curious exactly where I might be able to pick up some working TRAM modules. Are tho...
by bushnrvn
Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX
Replies: 58
Views: 4575

Re: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX

Just to clarify, when I am talking about a network boot with Linux, I am talking about doing a network install of Irix via a Linux host. It is outlined here:

http://techpubs.spinlocksolutions.com/irix/remote-irix-6.5-installation-from-linux.html
by bushnrvn
Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX
Replies: 58
Views: 4575

Re: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX

Back from the dead. I put the Octane on a shelf and let it sit unused for the last several months. Just before that, I got my hands on two new TRAM modules, but they fail the hardware test. Oh well. That's life. Anyway, I have some discs that I think are what I need to get this thing working. I am g...
by bushnrvn
Tue May 26, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX
Replies: 58
Views: 4575

Re: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX

Yeah - I bought a set of TRAM modules, but at least one of them isn't functional. Luckily, I'm not out that much money. I was really hoping to upgrade this from an ESSI to an MXE. It isn't much of an issue yet since I haven't had time to sit down and try to install an OS yet. What kinds of programs ...
by bushnrvn
Tue May 05, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX
Replies: 58
Views: 4575

Re: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX

Update - a friend was surprised to hear that I had picked one of these up. It should be sufficient to say, they might be able to help me fix this installation of IRIX the easy way.

I am heading out of town for the rest of the week, so I might not be able to test until next week. Thanks.
by bushnrvn
Mon May 04, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX
Replies: 58
Views: 4575

Re: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX

Hm. setmon doesn't seem to resolve the problem. The version I'm running is 6.5.29f
by bushnrvn
Mon May 04, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX
Replies: 58
Views: 4575

Re: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX

I see an Xsgi there, it's just not in the right order. Ah - so there is. All the way to the right. Strange. Just a quick question - and this is just so I can stop wondering. Anybody use the NEC 1770vx as their display? The 1770nx is confirmed working and the vx has SyncOnGreen functionality, just w...
by bushnrvn
Mon May 04, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX
Replies: 58
Views: 4575

Re: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX

6.5 is my best guess. I think 6.5.22 (for some reason that's the number I am recalling.) I'll confirm when I get home.
by bushnrvn
Mon May 04, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX
Replies: 58
Views: 4575

Re: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX

Just a guess but I'll bet bushnrvn doesn't have the necessary Irix installation media for that... Correct. I'd like to say that'd I'll just run OpenBSD until that changes, but looks like X doesn't work on the Octane with OpenBSD? That's another issue for another day. If that is the most likely caus...
by bushnrvn
Sun May 03, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX
Replies: 58
Views: 4575

Re: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX

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There's quite a bit in that folder.

I've done that before, but IRIX seems to be so...obtuse? Compared to other systems I've used.

Attached.
by bushnrvn
Sun May 03, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX
Replies: 58
Views: 4575

Re: Just got my first SGI machine. Requesting help with IRIX

Thanks everyone. A couple points. I'm new to IRIX but not Unix. The idiosyncrasies have been greater than I anticipated. Is there any official literature available on IRIX? I've entered these commands into the Command Monitor window after selecting option 5 from the maintenance menu. I get no feedba...

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