silicon Graphics hardware

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Sun Sep 21 19:24:02 UTC 2008

On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 12:48:37PM -0400, Tim Kellers wrote:
> I googled a bit this morning and, except for some old (Freebsd 4.x) 
> posts, I didn'r see anything terribly relevant, but does FreeBSD run on 
> any Silicon Graphics hardware?  I've heard that (maybe) an Ubuntu  
> distro _might_ run if the hardware was booted/configged with the Irix 
> Foundations disks.  The Information Systems department where I work is 
> aswim in some SGI hardware that they'd like to relocate and reclaim the 
> space, so I'm looking for alternatives to repurpose the hardware.  Since 
> I know FreeBSD better than any flavor of Linux, I'm looking for a BSD 
> solution, first.
> I don't, yet, have the Foundations Irix disks, so I'm looking for any 
> alternative I can find.

FreeBSD does not (AFAIK) run on any Silicon Graphics machines.
NetBSD is however capable of running on several Silicon Graphics machines,
so you might take a look at that and see if it supports the particular
hardware you have (it probably does, but no guarantees.)

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Erik Trulsson
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