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This is the new server I bought.


It Has
(2) R 12000 270 MHz CPUs
512 MB RAM

Any info Appreciated Especially hooking it up to a PC to operate it.

Even Links to help sights or anything you think will help.

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Model #  L1-56602-4

Serial #  690DA44F

Update 11-6-03

Talked  to someone at SGI and they told me I needed a terminal emulator to run a Origin 200 Server.

Update 11-9-03

After a lot of reading hooked up null modem cable, only took two trips to town. Then installed free Tera Term Pro on my computer.

This is the screen I get when the server finishes booting

Click to enlarge

At least now I know I didn't buy a $300.00 paper weight.

First thing I noticed is there are only 4 hard drives, and it needs a operating system, and a CD-Rom to install it.


Update 11-10-03

Contacted Dot Com Liquidators about the missing hard drive in bay one.

They said it should have said 4 hard drives, but they have one that got damaged in shipping, and

is being returned and they would pull a hard drive from it and send it to me. Very nice company to deal with,

And I would do business with them again. And probably will.

Called SGI again and it's a good thing I did because I had found a auction on EBay for

Irix 6.5 / 6.5.4  and was hoping it would work. The second sales person I talked to said it needed Irix 6.5.22

to run the Origin server. That saved me some money. He also checked with a engineer who said I could

use one of the other drives in bay one. Then he gave me the bad news that unless

I had a purchased license $1,500.00 it may not work even with the right release. Something about the license

allowing the kernel to work correctly (more reading).

He also said even though they don't support 3rd party hardware

he had heard of some people using Seagate.

So now The Quest continues.

Update 11-16-03

I found a Toshiba SCSI  internal CD-Rom and installed it.

The computer recognized it right away without any configuration on my part.

I then tried to load Linux two different flavors. No success.

But I think I have a clue and just have to check it out with someone to see if

I am on the right track

Update 11-24-03

Back from Cleveland, Guess I was on the wrong track. So now I purchased this from EBay

Full IRIX 6.5.20 SOFTWARE LIBRARY (that's 18 CDs!!) FULL CD set comes in its original box with original instruction manual. The CDs don't have a scratch! I am the first owner of this CD set, and I've only installed IRIX twice on my machine using these cds. This IRIX OS release is dated to MAY 2003

Hope to receive this by the week end.

Update 11-26-03

No chance for this week end.

It took three days for the man contact me, and tell me how much the total was including shipping .

Update 12-17-03

Received the installation CD's I had to install it 3 and a half times.

Good thing I got it right, I was running out of hard drives to swap into drive 1 .

Any way  now I have to learn to speak Iris. And use command lines for entry

( Hey some Icon's would have been nice )

I've heard that Origin 200's are screamers so I have named the machine


Also the company I bought it from is sending the missing hard drive

plus another one for $20 and $10 shipping so it will be fully loaded.

Update 3-20-04

Up and serving web pages on a on/off basis. Not fully configured yet.

Still trying to work the bugs out.

Total cost so far  $612.68

Update 4-20-04

Replaced hard drives with 6 50/gig hard drives for a total of 300 gigs of space.

Total cost so far  $702.68


2 270 MHZ IP27 Processors
CPU: MIPS R12000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.3
FPU: MIPS R12010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 2.3
Main memory size: 1792 Mbytes
Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes
Data cache size: 32 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 4 Mbytes
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0
Disk drive: unit 2 on SCSI controller 0
Disk drive: unit 3 on SCSI controller 0
Disk drive: unit 4 on SCSI controller 0
Disk drive: unit 5 on SCSI controller 0
Disk drive: unit 6 on SCSI controller 0
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
CDROM: unit 1 on SCSI controller 1
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty1
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty2
IOC3 parallel port: plp1
Integral Fast Ethernet: ef0, version 1, module 1, slot MotherBoard, pci 2
Origin 200 base I/O, module 1 slot 1
IOC3/IOC4 external interrupts: 1


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