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by Dodoid
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: I made a YouTube video about my O2. Any thoughts?
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: I made a YouTube video about my O2. Any thoughts?

I would guess one that is at least somewhat interested? Even my very non-technical mom likes my SGIs though, mainly just due to their design and appearance. design and appearance.. is that two sides of the same coin? And not delving into any 'your're mom' type lines.. how old is she? Around 40. Goo...
by Dodoid
Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: I made a YouTube video about my O2. Any thoughts?
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: I made a YouTube video about my O2. Any thoughts?

Showing oneself publicly in front of a camera is a brave thing in itself and is very much appreciated! I like your style and quality of filming - you bring some fresh impulses to the Nekochan/SGI community! Hats off and thank you! :O2: :O2: :O2: :D :D :D Video is brilliant.. but like Geoman says.. ...
by Dodoid
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: I made a YouTube video about my O2. Any thoughts?
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

I made a YouTube video about my O2. Any thoughts?

Hello! Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL1WEnKM2So I hope it's better than the usual "shaky footage of machine on grimy table followed by shaky footage of monitor" :D Editing was a little rushed, I didn't have much time. More SGI videos are to come, probably Octane next, n...
by Dodoid
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Trying to install IRIX on Octane, MKFS seems to crash
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Trying to install IRIX on Octane, MKFS seems to crash

I've noticed from time to time that if you 'fx' a disk and basically recreate the same layout (defaults, anybody?), then the miniroot (or mkfs?) seems to find enough remnants of old data that it either doesn't run mkfs, or mkfs aborts or something that's why mkfs should be done manually instead of ...
by Dodoid
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Trying to install IRIX on Octane, MKFS seems to crash
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Trying to install IRIX on Octane, MKFS seems to crash

Hi there! I am following the IRIX install guide at http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/IRIX_6.5.x_Install_on_Octane . As it says, when click Continue with the CD in, it spends a while loading before asking for MKFS, as the guide says it might. I select yes, as the guide says, and choose 4096 byte blocks be...
by Dodoid
Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Now the teachers of this college love vintage computers!
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Now the teachers of this college love vintage computers!

A room like that should be mandatory for IT-education in Interface design or OS design. Good that they show this to their students Yup. And nobody should be allowed to graduate with a degree in development without having to develop a significant project on a machine with only a few megabytes of RAM...
by Dodoid
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Now the teachers of this college love vintage computers!
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Now the teachers of this college love vintage computers!

A room like that should be mandatory for IT-education in Interface design or OS design. Good that they show this to their students First tried IRIX a few days ago. It annoyed me at first because it was completely unlike anything I had ever used, but after a few hours things like clicking above a fi...
by Dodoid
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: My O2 can't see it's hard drive, but it claims to have 5 CD-ROMs
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: My O2 can't see it's hard drive, but it claims to have 5 CD-ROMs

uunix wrote:SCSI id ?


Hello! It works now, posting this from O2 right now. Hello from my O2. :O2:
by Dodoid
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: My O2 can't see it's hard drive, but it claims to have 5 CD-ROMs
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: My O2 can't see it's hard drive, but it claims to have 5 CD-ROMs

uunix wrote:SCSI id ?


That seems to be it. I took the CD drive out and now it boots. Will see if I can get it set up so that the CD drive can be in.
by Dodoid
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: My O2 can't see it's hard drive, but it claims to have 5 CD-ROMs
Replies: 4
Views: 485

My O2 can't see it's hard drive, but it claims to have 5 CD-ROMs

Trying to get my O2 working today. I have tried it with a 36GB disk, and a 4GB disk, but it sees neither. Instead, it sees 4 CD-ROMs, along with my external CD-ROM drive. I hear that the fourth CD-ROM is the internal one, but how come there are 3 other ghost CD-ROMs, and my hard drive is nowhere to ...
by Dodoid
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM
Replies: 124
Views: 6597

Re: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM

There is too much encumbered code with IRIX that is cross-licensed from multiple sources. Open Sourcing it will not be an option. However, making it freely available for download and hobbyist usage (as-is with no support) might be an option. With a little effort, it should be possible to isolate pa...
by Dodoid
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Fuel motherboards, CPUs and DVD drives.
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: Fuel motherboards, CPUs and DVD drives.

OK, I don't even own a Fuel, but quick question: how did you end up with TWENTY-TWO DVD DRIVES? I don't know anyone who owns 22 DVD drives total, letalone for one particular machine!
by Dodoid
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Spotted some SGI machines in the new Ashens video
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Spotted some SGI machines in the new Ashens video

foetz wrote:now that's a *very* short appearance :P


There's also about 6 frames of the corner of an object that looks sort of like the side of a Rackside Onyx1 at around 11:54, but it doesn't look quite right. It's probably some other large machine.
by Dodoid
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Spotted some SGI machines in the new Ashens video
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Spotted some SGI machines in the new Ashens video

I jokingly wondered to myself if there would be any SGI stuff there. Turns out, there actually was. Looks like some Origin 2000s, a Fuel, an Indy, an Indigo, some rackmount stuff (maybe Tezros or Origin 350s?) and a Challenge, along with IndyCam and monitors. They appear for a few frames around 12:2...
by Dodoid
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM
Replies: 124
Views: 6597

Re: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM

Is it just me or does anyone else think the MIPSPro source code would be vastly more useful to our little band of castaways? 8-) :?: You're right, but hopefully someday we can get compilers, OSes, PROMs, hardware docs, and everything else. Oh well, it's unlikely we'll get anything at all. Supposedl...

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