kazaly wrote:Hi everyone,
This is my first time so please be gentle lol.
I have just acquired my first SGI - an 02 with 128Mb ram, 2gb drive and a 1600SW lcd monitor plus card (not installed).
My problem is getting it running.
Powers up Ok - red for a few seconds then a nice little post jingle followed by a green for go light.
kazaly wrote:The monitor I have connected (Philips 109S which I believe syncs on green) just gives me a green screen.
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• Video dot rate 158 MHz
• Input impedance
- Video 75 ohm
- Sync 2.2 kOhm
• Input signal levels 0.7 Vpp
• Sync input signal
• Sync polarities Positive and negative
kazaly wrote:Also, the cd-rom drive triggers to open but will not stay shut when returned to the closed position, just opens again immediately.
kazaly wrote:I got this stuff as a freebie from a Uni here in Brisbane that was upgrading so I figure I'm in front?
My thinking is that they maybe formatted the drive before disposal.
If that's the case (how do I check) and I have no foundation disks (and can't seem to find) what next?
I'd happily install linux if possible but (with no OS onboard) this seems a touch tricky.
Any suggestions greatfully received.
kazaly wrote:I'd happily install linux if possible but (with no OS onboard) this seems a touch tricky.
kazaly wrote:If that's the case (how do I check) and I have no foundation disks (and can't seem to find) what next?
lol ... it sure isit is a glorious madness
yes, you are right.Exotic hardware deserves an exotic O/S
kazaly wrote:@ smjlol ... it sure isit is a glorious madness
Thanks for the link to monitors ... I'll have good look around for one of those.
kazaly wrote:... and a 1600SW lcd monitor plus card (not installed).
kazaly wrote:I had read in the sgi 02 user manuals that I needed to preconfigure settings before changeover.
kazaly wrote:@recondas - "If I understood correctly that your O2 arrived with a wiped drive" ... this I do not know for sure as I don't have a working monitor. This is my problem in a nutshell - I find myself in a catch 22 situation with a monitor I can maybe use but no way of knowing if I have an operable system or not without a monitor ... doh!??
Does an 02 have a distinctive post beep that indicates the presence of an OS?
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