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by Glaurung
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Scsi 80 pin to 50 pin adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Scsi 80 pin to 50 pin adapters

I've ordered a hard drive that has an 80 pin connector. My Indy has 50 pin connectors. The drive is a new old stock IBM DDRS-39130 - I know it's old and probably loud, but it was cheap and from a seller in Canada so no duty or international postage. If I just get a nameless $10 adapter from China li...
by Glaurung
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Advice on repairing an SGI keyboard with damaged plug
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Advice on repairing an SGI keyboard with damaged plug

Are the pins in the plug bent? If some sharp object was jammed into them it can easily happen. See if you can straighten the pins with a jeweler's screwdriver (there are better tools but most people have that one). Finally figured out what is wrong with it - The outer circle of metal was too large ...
by Glaurung
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Advice on repairing an SGI keyboard with damaged plug
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Advice on repairing an SGI keyboard with damaged plug

I have an SGI 9500900 "granite" keyboard that came bundled with an Indy. The plug looks OK, no visible dents or deformations, but I cannot get it to plug in properly without a ton of wriggling and fiddling and a scary amount of force, and when I do get it plugged in it feels insecure and s...
by Glaurung
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Restoring an Indy, have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Restoring an Indy, have some questions

No! There's a specific way to open the case, and I also didn't understand it at first. The first important thing is that you need to turn the Indy so the "latch" is on the right side. (Part of the secret is that there is no latch at all! There is just a pair of tabs that you force apart)....
by Glaurung
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Restoring an Indy, have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Restoring an Indy, have some questions

The video adapter came, and the Indy appears to be happy - no error messages on screen other than (obviously) whining about not having a hard drive to boot from. So the time has come to get a drive and decide how I'm putting the OS on it. While I had the thing on the table for testing, I decided to ...
by Glaurung
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Restoring an Indy, have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Restoring an Indy, have some questions

Good to know. But the thought of setting up a VM, setting up an ethernet network (everything is Wifi here), getting everything talking to each other, etc... So I was thinking when you first posted that you had bought the Indy to get the keyboard & Mouse for another SGI? [...] Do you have anothe...
by Glaurung
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Restoring an Indy, have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Restoring an Indy, have some questions

You do not need a SCSI CD you can install over the network. Check the WIKI http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/Using_DINA_for_network_installation_of_IRIX -Mike Good to know. But the thought of setting up a VM, setting up an ethernet network (everything is Wifi here), getting everything talking to each ot...
by Glaurung
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Restoring an Indy, have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Restoring an Indy, have some questions

You should be able to set the MAC address and it will stay as long you are plugged into power. [...] One can set a new MAC address from the Command Monitor with the command "setenv -f eaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx". The -f switch here will force the new MAC address. The MAC address is (usually)...
by Glaurung
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Restoring an Indy, have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Restoring an Indy, have some questions

uunix wrote:Also, I'm afraid question 3 may be out of order..



I did ask for legitimate sources. So I take it I will not find any legit sources apart from insanely priced original media on ebay?
by Glaurung
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Restoring an Indy, have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Restoring an Indy, have some questions

You do not need a SCSI CD you can install over the network. Check the WIKI http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/Using_DINA_for_network_installation_of_IRIX -Mike To do that i'd need the ethernet address to not be ffffff, though, right? Which I am assuming it will be, and while you can fix that until the ne...
by Glaurung
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Restoring an Indy, have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Restoring an Indy, have some questions

So I bought an SGI Indy on Ebay in order to get the bundled keyboard (granite colour with damped cream alps switches -yummy). Now I'm thinking it might be fun to restore the computer before reselling it, and I have a few questions. It was sold without any hard drive or floptical drive, and as untest...

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