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by halfmanhalftaco
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Created docker for running an IRIX install server on your PC/laptop
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Created docker for running an IRIX install server on your PC/laptop

Absolutely! Looking at the Vagrant file i see a very similar setup of services and mksh as kornshell like my docker: Using Debian images guarantees a small and supported foundation for our solutions. I was thinking of adding an efs filesystem driver to augment the docker with an option of supplying...
by halfmanhalftaco
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Created docker for running an IRIX install server on your PC/laptop
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Created docker for running an IRIX install server on your PC/laptop

Sounds sorta similar to the Vagrant setup I came up with a couple months ago to boot SGIs... but obviously I'm using Vagrant/Virtualbox instead of Docker. This is designed to Layer2-bridge onto your network so you can use RARP to boot installers on SGIs without having to type in IP addresses. https:...
by halfmanhalftaco
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 71
Views: 1749

Re: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?

I don't always succeed due to travel, work, etc. but I try to boot up at least one of my UNIX machines every week. Definitely not getting any real work done on any of them, it's purely for leisure purposes - getting old stuff to compile, pretending to learn StudioTools while I'm just flying around w...
by halfmanhalftaco
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Has anyone used QEMU w MIPS64 support to run IRIX on Intel?
Replies: 21
Views: 5062

Re: Has anyone used QEMU w MIPS64 support to run IRIX on Intel?

Standalone Shell SGI Version 5.3 ARCS Oct 18, 1994 (BE) sash: boot 1585056+190464+159456 entry: 0x880038c0 IRIX Release 5.3 IP22 Version 11091812 System V Copyright 1987-1994 Silicon Graphics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. WARNING: time of day clock behind file system time--resetting time WARNING: cloc...
by halfmanhalftaco
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

Interesting... your 4.1.1 tape 1/2 says Sun-4, but tape 2/2 says Sun-4c. Did you get one of each, or do you have the corresponding other tapes? Or is there something I'm missing?
by halfmanhalftaco
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

So you have the 4.1.1 sun4c tape files? Or you have a system backup in tar/cpio/etc. files on a disk? I've seen tape files for 4.1.1 before but they were only for sun4, not sun4c. Would be hard to load them without a working system with a QIC drive, yeah. I think Sun did release a 4.1.1 CDROM that s...
by halfmanhalftaco
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

Got 4.0.3c running on the IPC finally! It was a matter of having a working install of 4.1.4 on a separate disk, then writing the miniroot to the swap partition of the "target" disk, then mounting it and patching the kernel in the miniroot. Patching was successful this time, and I was able ...
by halfmanhalftaco
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

Awesome, thanks guys. That 100204-01 basically says you can't use the original media to install because the media doesn't have the patch, but seems to indicate there was a patched Tape 1 available - probably lost to time though. I'll have to dig into this further to try another run at patching the m...
by halfmanhalftaco
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

Found this reference to the "patch" for 4.0.3c: http://www.sunmanagers.org/1991/0313.html It turns out that if you have Sparcstation IPCs (or SLCs - 4/20?) with CPU board numbers 501-1680-03 and greater 0MB Sun-4/20 CPU Board 501-1748-03 and greater 0MB Sun-4/20 CPU Board 501-1689-08 and g...
by halfmanhalftaco
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

Thanks! I do have 4.1.2 running on it now but I was hoping to go older simply for the sake of going older. Sounds like it's not worth the hassle on this machine, though. I'll probably just put 4.1.4 on it and call it good. I believe at release it shipped with 4.1.0. I put some info/pictures of the m...
by halfmanhalftaco
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

I recently revived a dead SPARCstation IPC (bad output caps in PSU) and wanted to get the oldest possible OS running on it, which as far as I can see *should* be SunOS 4.0.3c. I have the 23-floppy install distribution (readily available online) but it seems to give me all sorts of problems. I can bo...
by halfmanhalftaco
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6
Replies: 33
Views: 816

Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Nice pictures! It was someone other than smj who was kind enough to offer to ship the machine to me, though. Was it you who was selling the HP Integral as well? or was that smj's too? Wish I'd known so many nekochan folks would be there, I didn't even think to check here until after I got back. It w...
by halfmanhalftaco
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6
Replies: 33
Views: 816

Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

I really wanted that Solbourne, hope it went to a good home! Would have been a little awkward carrying it through TSA though.

Ended up taking one of the PA-RISC boxes in the "$5 donation" pile after someone was nice enough to offer to ship it to me. Not sure if he's on nekochan or not.
by halfmanhalftaco
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: SGi CDs
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: SGi CDs

Image and upload to archive.org!
by halfmanhalftaco
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Unhappy Octane frontplane, capacitors leaking. Anyone spec'ed replacements?
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Unhappy Octane frontplane, capacitors leaking. Anyone spec'ed replacements?

Thanks, I did measure the diameters as shown above, but I'm trying to definitively determine the capacitance and some other parameters (like ripple current rating, ESR, etc.) I suspected they were 6.3V based on the '6' markings but thanks for confirming that! I guess I should probably just select th...

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