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Re: Some simple hardware questions...

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@jenolan.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Re: Some simple hardware questions...
From: Martin Knoblauch <knobi@munich.sgi.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 18:54:05 +0200
Cc: adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Organization: Silicon Graphics GmbH, Am-Hochacker 3, D-85630 Grasbrunn
References: <199706241644.MAA25791@jenolan.caipgeneral>
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David S. Miller wrote:
> 
>    Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 12:38:39 -0400 (EDT)
>    From: Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>
> 
>    1. Do Indy's come equipped with floppy drives?  What are they?
>       Is it possible to boot from them?
> 
> Yes, they are SCSI floppy drives.
>

 As I said: optional. No boot guarantee.
 
>    2. I know O2's have PCI busses with a custom controller.
>       Do Indy's have  this too? What is the name of this
>       controller? It would seem reasonably easy to slap a
>       PCI VGA card in there and port XFree86 to run on it.
> 
> No, but I believe some models were produced with EISA slots
> on the motherboard.
> 

  That is the Indigo2/Challenge-M series. Our first attempt
on open expansion busses.

Martin
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