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by johnnym
Fri May 26, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 37
Views: 1574

Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

Sorry, a little late to the party, but I only recently got my hands on a POWER5+ based machine (yes I know, no POWER6 like in the thread title but most of the thread is about POWER5 anyhow :) ) and thought I could add some info about support in newer Debian releases: ⋅  Debian 8 (ppc userl...
by johnnym
Tue May 23, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 470
Views: 13982

Re: your latest purchase

I wonder why SGI never thought about external enclosures for single CDROM and disk drives that match the design of the base machine (i.e. CDROM for Octane, etc.). They did: The Indy had the Challenge Vault S, the Indigo2 had the Challenge Vault M, and the O200 had the Origin Vault. I actually knew ...
by johnnym
Tue May 23, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Inventory/Catalog
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Inventory/Catalog

So why not use a directory structure like an inventory? This focuses very much on *where* a part is. As if things stay in the boxes they arrive in, in chronological order. Not necessarily: you can move around things by simply mv ing the contents between boxes/directories (plus doing that in reality...
by johnnym
Mon May 22, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 470
Views: 13982

Re: your latest purchase

HP 9000 Model 712/80 I owned a 712*100Mhz/192MB of ram, it was good as X11 terminal, but with gentoo it took 15 weeks (24h/24) just to compile a minimal stage4 :shock: Sounds like a good burn-in test. If it doesn't went up in flames during 105 days of continuous operation, heat might not be a probl...
by johnnym
Mon May 22, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 470
Views: 13982

Re: your latest purchase

A HP 9000 Model 712/80 (w/maxed out RAM and additional VRAM module installed) thanks to FlasBurn . Runs well with both OpenBSD 6.1 and Debian 9 unstable and is currently tested using openssl speed -elapsed . It gets a little hot around CPU, cache and crystal oscillator. I measured about 57 degrees C...
by johnnym
Sun May 21, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Power Supply Tester (and other projects)
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: SGI Power Supply Tester

Elf wrote:Also a peek at another project I just started:


Interesting! Does this transform a USB keyboard to a PS/2, Sun, SGI style keyboard plus PS/2 mouse? Would be really useful. Will this also work with an Indigo (1)?
by johnnym
Sun May 21, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Inventory/Catalog
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Inventory/Catalog

I was wondering if anyone has a system, or is considering some kind of catalog or inventory for their hardware (or not so vintage, or other hobbies, or ...). I had some thoughts about this - also because my inventory is slowly getting out of control and I should start with something similar to stay...
by johnnym
Fri May 19, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 230
Views: 13555

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

(Re)built current Debian 8 and Debian 9 Linux kernels for MIPS based Cobalt machines using my xw9400, two changed root environments and QEMU user mode emulation. Both work well with my first Qube 2 (not tested with RaQs yet, but I assume they will also work there).
by johnnym
Thu May 18, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 230
Views: 13555

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

I put Windows 10 on a NetBurst machine tonight. Masochist. I'd rather use a PIII to a Netburst machine any day simply because the latter at least consumes power in accordance with it's performance. I happen to have one here (a ProLiant DL380 G2 w/2x 1.4 GHz Pentium III-S) and I had to install Windo...
by johnnym
Tue May 16, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: What Apple hardware do we have?
Replies: 104
Views: 6981

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Have you ever tried Debian for m68K (from Debian Ports) on these three machines? I don't know about Byrd, but I regularly run NetBSD/mac68k on a IIci (24/7 internal DNS, printer and power failure server) and a Q605 upgraded with a full '040. They're great for this purpose. Nice! NetBSD again! :D Ju...
by johnnym
Tue May 16, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: What Apple hardware do we have?
Replies: 104
Views: 6981

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

68K [...] - LC475/Quadra 605 - Quadra 950 - Quadra 840AV [...] Have you ever tried Debian for m68K (from Debian Ports ) on these three machines? They have a recent Linux kernel available. I believe it works well on ARAnyM . Would be cool to also see this running on 68K Macs, although it might not b...
by johnnym
Sun May 14, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: eBay, not mine: HP 9000 C8000 new in box
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: eBay, not mine: HP 9000 C8000 new in box

I was referring to the theory from years ago that the second CPU socket was somehow locked and required a license upgrade by a HP engineer to use a second CPU. It turned out to be the L2 cache requirement was causing the problem, rather than a firmware/license issue. There was a thread on the linux...
by johnnym
Thu May 11, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][de] Indy Case (not mine)
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: [ebay][de] Indy Case (not mine)

Wow, that was quick. It's gone now. Did someone of us purchase it?
by johnnym
Thu May 11, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][de] Indy Case (not mine)
Replies: 2
Views: 87

[ebay][de] Indy Case (not mine)

There's an Indy case (incl. key) available on Ebay Germany from Regensburg starting at 5.00 EUR or for 55.00 EUR (buy-it-now) plus shipping costs (5.89 EUR). The seller seems to only ship to Germany, though.
by johnnym
Wed May 03, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Wanted: working 486 system
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: Wanted: working 486 system

It's going to be running DOS anyway, but I'm not shocked that OpenBSD still works - I was able to boot 5.7 on a MicroVAX 3000/90 of all things without the slightest trouble (slooooow as molasses, but it worked!) Anyway, I'm not too concerned about PCI slots, the only boot ROM I need is XT-IDE (so's...

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