Alex deVries writes:
> I have some ultra simple hardware questions that I couldn't find answers
> to. Excuse the noviceness of it all, I haven't touched SGI hardware in
> quite some time.
> 1. Do Indy's come equipped with floppy drives? What are they? Is it
> possible to boot from them?
An Indy does not come with a floppy drive standard, but it does support
both a floppy and a floptical drive. Both are SCSI drives, and you should
be able to boot from them, since the boot software does not distinguish
among drive types.
> 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, the Indy has the SGI-specific GIO bus.
> 3. Do Indy's ship with CDROMs?
An Indy does not come with a CDROM by default, but most SCSI CDROM
drives should work. (There is a supported SGI CDROM drive.)