I have a Silicon Graphics Impact 10,000 what should i do with it?

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  1. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    I have one of these machines i just aquired.
    http://www.sgi.com/products/legacy/pdf/indigo2_indigo.pdf

    What should i do with it id love to configure a OS on it but im a noob to unix. I want to be able to configure the OS then be able to ssh (think thats what iots called) into it and learn how to run some sort of job. any ideas?
     
  2. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    uhhhhmmmm...put a BSD on it and then load a folding client?
     
  3. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    Any particular version of BSD? Like i said i want to hold my own in the next year in conversation of unix so i want something that lends to learning with work.


    http://www.freebsd.org/where.html

    would i need the sparc95 version (noobness showing) i know is not 1386 or 1a64.
     
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  4. falconguard

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    Hey you got me, that was just a stab in the dark. I wouldn't even guess as to what that sucker could actually do, But I sure as hell would get that sucker to fold for me. :)






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  5. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    hehe i have a unix for dummys book.. somehow the title fits especially well lol.

    Where is X when you need him. I bet he will have a answer.
     
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    I got that book too, right now i'm heavy inot my Suse bible.
     
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    what is it, im kinda lost.....make me smart!!
     
  8. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    failurbydesign: read the top pdf it will tell you what it is. :)

    Falcoln Guard: Suse.. hmm you liking that is Suse and Ghentoo (sp) the same thing?
     
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    so its a fast computer? I read it, but i dont get it, do you run windows? Can you play doom? Im sure i sound dumb, but i dont get it!
     
  10. falconguard

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    Actually...I dual booted my inspiron w/ Suse and I am liking it. The Suse is awesome right off the distro or out of the box. The Suse watcher lets me know when there are new security updates and I am getting more and more comfortable with YAST. As far as Gentoo and the others I don't know. But Suse rocks.
     
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    I'm not sure FreeBSD will run on MIPS but NetBSD probably will.

    SGI machines usually come shipped with IRIX though...
     
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    IRIX pain in the butt

    NetBSD is a good bet.
     
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    SGIMIPS

    Use your head :)
     
  15. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    its early....
     
  16. X-Istence

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    Whatever works for your system, worse case scenario you have to burn all of them to CD and try booting them one by one :p