That was definitely a typo, it was supposed to be "never had". Funny
On 4/27/06, Don Y <dgy at dakotacom.net> wrote:
James Rice wrote:
The memory shows up on ebay all the time. Yes,
you can use std slot 1
Search for "VW320"? Or, is there some special name for the little
Nope, searching for 320/540 will work. They both use the same modules.
processors with 100mhz bus speed. A few people
have been using
Sloket boards with good results to adapt socket 370 flip chips to the
320. Depending on the motherboard revision, you can run up to 1ghz
cpu's. You need to check on the two VRM modules to see if they are
present. They sell on ebay occasionally too.
Setup and installation of Win NT or Win2k is a bit tricky. You have
to set up a small FAT partition as the first partition to load the ARC
loader into. The Sgi320, does not have a BIOS but has a real Unix box
style PROM monitor. To spoof Windows into loading and booting, you
load the ARC loader and then Windows boots within a Window of the ARC
loader. All necessary files are available on Sgi's website. If you
are going to load Win2k, you also need to select a special Sgi320 HAL
at first boot of the installation disk. When the Windows installer
prompts you to "Press F6 to select a disk controller" press F5
instead. Then select the SgiMP HAL. Once you have it running, it
I managed to get most of W2K installed on it last night.
Along with the SGI video and audio tools to take advantage
of those capabilities (motherboard and some weird little
digital audio card??).
Good, you've made progress.
I tried stuffing a 29160 in it (it appears the PCI is
but the box wouldn't get past the 29160's BIOS. So, I pulled it
and will see if I can find another HA -- or, tinker with the
29160 later on.
I think that the Adaptec card for the 320/540 had special firmware.
Will I have any luck trying to find a disk cage for it? Or,
should I just have something fabricated? (I'd prefer not to
start drilling holes in things just to hack a disk into it)
You might want to go on nekochan.net
and ask around there. It's a Sgi
hobbyesy site. you may be already on there, but if not, ask there.
makes a remarkable fast and stable Windows box.
It's probably the
only Windows box that I have ever had a BSOD on.
Is that a typo? "I have EVER" or "I have NEVER"?
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