Buddy, that's a BADASS system. I've been eyeing it out as well, but figured the price was too high for me.
Hehe, glad to see it arrived in the hands of someone here.
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(be sure to go to settings and select "All" etc.).
You were shy with the pics, the back side of it packs some serious stuff
Yeah, I wondered why no one came to challenge me on it, though I was watching it to the very end of the auction. Usually someone does and or a bidding war starts on these sorts of things. I've had a number of Octane2's pulled out from under me over the past year. But it was all for the best since none of them had even a fraction of the things this one does.
I have not yet finished with the pics, or the full hinv. Took a while to get the machine fit for use. Needed to put in new HDDs, one was a 18GB Seagate Cheetah, the other some antique IBM from 1995 - height of the drive is about 5 inches. Perhaps it came from an Indigo2.
Also when I booted the machine, it had passwords and usernames that I didn't know, so I had to network boot to edit the password file, but before I could do that I encountered a PROM password, which had to be removed by moving the jumper. It takes somewhere between 20-30 minutes for the machine to POST in that state, so quite a bit of time was wasted before realizing that the machine wasn't actually doing anything abnormal when it sat for a long time with a black screen.
Then I got the password file reset and was able to login to the accounts. I didn't find much, 3 or 4 versions of an aforementioned program - none of which worked due to missing serial port dongle , some licenses in a text file, basic IRIX software, remains of file system mounts and directories where production materials were stored.
Since I didn't have any new SCSI drives, I nabbed a relatively new one from my under utilized Alpha. But when trying to install the installation tools the install on that drive repeatedly failed, thinking something was wrong with it, I put it on exercise which took several hours and did not reveal anything wrong with it. Then I remembered from my O2 install that the hard drive had to be completely wiped, not just repartitioned. So I did and the install proceeded.
I got IRIX up and running just about 2 hours before I had to leave on a 4 day trip. That is why there is no complete hinv, or more pics yet. Still the system needs to be hardened and nekoware installed. I am looking forward to that.
Octane2 - (Algogulf) - R14K - 2x600MHZ - 2.5GB RAM - V12
O2 - (Mantadoc) - R5K - 200MHZ - 128MB RAM - 6.5.30 - Long Term Layup
Octane - (Montrealais) - R12K - 2*360MHZ - 1024MB RAM - EMXI. - 6.5.30
Alphaserver DS10 - (Vandoc) - EV6 - 466MHZ - 256MB RAM
Sun Ultra 5 - (Quedoc) - UltraSparc II - 400MHZ - 512MB RAM
ASUS K55VD - (Mapleglen)- I5 - Dual Core 2.5GHZ - 8 GB RAM
Dell L502X - (Algorail) - I7 - Quad Core 2GHZ - 6 GB RAM - Terminally Ill
ASUS eeePC 1001-PXD - (Algontario) - 1.67GHZ Atom - 1GB RAM