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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby sornywrx » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:30 pm

Well sure enough my cable has been pinched. I pulled the cable out after reseating the RAM and saw that right after the first connector (after motherboard) the 2 wires on the edge have been pinched and were exposed copper. Not cut but I know this isn't good for SCSI.

I did have the HD plugged in further down the cable, like the 5th or 6th connector on the SCSI cable. After seeing the cut I moved it to the first connector, the only one BEFORE the pinched portion. I'm not sure if this will help or not as I can't remember with SCSI how the data passes on the cable.

Either way, after moving the hard drive to connector #1 I just successfully got the miniroot created! I just ran mkfs and am now dropped to the Inst> prompt!

So it was the cable all along I guess.

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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:03 pm

Sometimes it's the simple things, isn't it?
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby foetz » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:19 pm

ClassicHasClass wrote:Sometimes it's the simple things, isn't it?

indeed, and sometimes it's not :P

good to hear you got it sorted sornywrx :-)

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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby sornywrx » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:42 am

foetz wrote:
ClassicHasClass wrote:Sometimes it's the simple things, isn't it?

indeed, and sometimes it's not :P

good to hear you got it sorted sornywrx :-)


I'm so glad it's just the cable. I figured I'd be chasing this thing down for a weeks, spending money on guesses like HD, cable, SCSI card, motherboard, etc etc and end up having $250 more in this Fuel.

I didn't finish the install last night. I was just so happy to see the Inst> prompt that I just left it at that. Didn't read up past drive partitioning and formatting so I need to regroup and read up on the actual install and finish it up tonight.

I took some pics of the Fuel but they came out really saturated and you can't appreciate how nice the physical condition is so I'm going to try again. I also ordered that SGI PS2 mouse/KB set I posted a few pages ago. Made an offer and got them for $37.50... figured that wasn't too bad as they looked to be in excellent condition and it wasn't a Logitech mouse.

Thanks for all the help and suggestions guys. I was hesitant to buy an SGI because I figured all the communities and forums had died out and I'd be alone if there was problems. Glad to see this site is still populated and full of helpful people.

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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby mpickering » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:50 am

I just joined the "Gas Guzzler" club with a new Fuel of my own. This one was DOA due to the main power connector coming loose in shipping. Plugged in and machine powered up. Just took a while to finally bring the display up and boot.

Definitely going to be the nicest of the SGIs I own. Fuels and Tezros have been on my lust list for a long time.

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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby sornywrx » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:52 am

Since mine took a while to power up and boot I was thinking it was DOA and I was starting to get mad. I was used to seeing a quicker response so I was like "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo.....oooh, ok cool...."

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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby Krokodil » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:09 pm

mpickering wrote:I just joined the "Gas Guzzler" club with a new Fuel of my own. This one was DOA due to the main power connector coming loose in shipping. Plugged in and machine powered up. Just took a while to finally bring the display up and boot.

Definitely going to be the nicest of the SGIs I own. Fuels and Tezros have been on my lust list for a long time.

Matt


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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby uunix » Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:06 pm

Currently I have turned on.. 2 x Octane 2 (1 fully loaded with DCD etc), 1x o2, 1xIndy (with ext DVD). 1 x IBM Power5 285, 1xVBOB, 2xPS3, 1xVHS Video player, 2x Fujitsu Primergy Servers, 2x i5 Shuttles, 1xi7 gaming type PC, 1 UPS, 5x Monitor / 2xTV & a printer, A few others bits that draw power.. & that's just my toasty warm room, the kids probably have a TV on and So does the wife-to-be. My electricity metre is showing 25pence an hour. It normally runs at about 11pence with just the intel stuff left on 24x7.

Luckily it's only a few hours a day I have all this stuff on.
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby Krokodil » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:20 pm

Going presently I have 1 Octane, 1 Alphaserver DS10, 1 Dell 4400, 1 Dell 3100, 1 Dell L502X Laptop, 1 ASUS K55VD laptop going presently and 1 high velocity fan keeping the room cool and air circulating.

O2 and Ultra 5 are layed up at the moment.
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby hamei » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:22 pm

uunix wrote:My electricity metre is showing 25pence an hour. It normally runs at about 11pence with just ....

So it's like six pence in a pie, 12 shillings in a sixpence, four pounds in a litre and half a gallon in a haypenny ?

I never could get that English money thing straight :oops:
I spent a fortune on booze, birds, and fast cars ... the rest I just squandered

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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby uunix » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:48 am

hamei wrote:
uunix wrote:My electricity metre is showing 25pence an hour. It normally runs at about 11pence with just ....

So it's like six pence in a pie, 12 shillings in a sixpence, four pounds in a litre and half a gallon in a haypenny ?

I never could get that English money thing straight :oops:

Decimal hamei old chap, in 4 hours I'd have spent a pound, which is 100 pence, which contains 2 lots of 50pence, 5 lots of 20pence, 4 lots of 25 pence, 50 lots of 2pence and of course back to 100 pennies.

Shillings and stuff changed the year after I was born thank god, now (although argued by older people as easier) was probably the most complicated good for nothing monetary system in the world, I mean WTF is 3 & 6pence..

This year (possibly) we are getting a new plastic pound note (or £5), it meant to make the money last longer.. I just don't see how that can work in my house, as soon as I have a fiver, someone has spent it.
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Re: New guy, just bought a Fuel

Unread postby ajw99uk » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:58 am

uunix wrote:Shillings and stuff changed the year after I was born thank god, now (although argued by older people as easier) was probably the most complicated good for nothing monetary system in the world, I mean WTF is 3 & 6pence..

I won't give away how old that makes you, but you come from a vintage year (for port, at least!). I (just) snuck into the old money era too.

240 old pence "d" to a pound, divided into 20 shillings (aka "bob") of 12 pence each. Makes anyone over 50 likely to be a dab hand at the 12x table, as well as the 16x and 14x tables needed for ounces/pounds/stone units of weight! Three-and-six ("3/6" on price tags) would be 42d or 17.5p. When farthings were in circulation as the smallest denomination, it was 1/960 of a pound so the smallest decimal coin (0.5p or 1/200 of a pound) was nearly 5 times greater value. I think shopkeepers were supposed to round down when switching prices, but instead just upped the pre-transition price!

The "base 12" systems (coinage, time, degrees/minutes/seconds of rotation) are arguably more flexible in terms of sub-divisions as simple fractions. Compare HD spin speeds (3600, 4200, 5400, 7200) and baud rates - there was some underlying rationale for not having a decimal progression. Metric measures may be arithmetically easier in other ways, but lack the poetry of terms such as farthing, florin, perch, rood, scruple and furlong. We used to get exercise books with conversion tables printed on the inside covers - the non-metric parts (with 2/3 different systems for area, mass and volume) took up as much space as the non-metric/metric.
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