silicon Graphics hardware

John Nielsen lists at
Mon Sep 22 20:37:09 UTC 2008

On Sunday 21 September 2008 03:23:58 pm Erik Trulsson wrote:
> 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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