photos:Bringing the Predator back to life

The Predator rack comes alive!

Finally hooked up some drives to the Predator rack. Because the shoebox that normally contains the system drive was missing, the primary scsi chain is unusable. So I hooked everything up to the secondary channel of the IO3 and with some help was able to install a fres IRIX 5.3 on the monster.

Hardware inventory
4 33 MHZ IP7 Processors
FPU: MIPS R2010A/R3010 VLSI Floating Point Chip Revision: 2.0
CPU: MIPS R2000A/R3000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.0
On-board serial ports: 2 per CPU board
Data cache size: 64 Kbytes
Instruction cache size: 64 Kbytes
Secondary data cache size: 256 Kbytes
Main memory size: 64 Mbytes
I/O board, slot F: IO3
VGX Graphics option installed
Xylogics 7800 16-drive IPI disk controller 0: Firmware version 2.2.4
Integral Ethernet: et0, IO3
FDDIXPress controller: ipg0, version 1
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version WD33C93A, revision 9
CDROM: unit 3 on SCSI controller 1
Disk drive: unit 2 on SCSI controller 1
Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 1
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version WD33C93A, revision 9
VME bus: adapter 0


Graphics board 0 is "VGX" graphics.
	Managed (":0.0") 1280x1024 
	10 spans, 	IMP3
	EV mask = 0x0
	1 screen(s) on this pipe
	VO1 present
IRIX kernel booting, 1 CPU busy
Date: 2006:11:19 16:55:53
Date: 2006:11:19 18:59:56
IRIX desktop,
showing "Ant, the movie", almost as hypnotizing as the CPU meter...Date: 2006:11:19 19:02:23
The evil labs of retrocomputing
Date: 2006:11:19 19:04:07
Breakout Box
for the VideoLabDate: 2007:01:22 23:35:06
Connector Side
of the Breakout Box (BOB)Date: 2007:01:22 23:34:36
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