Will QNX RTP run on a SGI Indigo2?

Hello. I’ve got a SGI Indigo2 which has a 200Mhz R4400 MIPS processor.
I noticed that QNX will run on a R4000, but I’m not sure about the
R4400. Can anyone tell if this is possible and how would I go about
it? The Irix OS is nice, but I’d much rather run QNX!

Thanks.

Patrick Mullins

Out of the box I don’t think go.

A Board Suppport Package could be created.

And then one would have to check for peripheral support
(HD, Video Card, etc)

“Patrick H. Mullins” <pmullins11@home.com> wrote in message
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Hello. I’ve got a SGI Indigo2 which has a 200Mhz R4400 MIPS processor.
I noticed that QNX will run on a R4000, but I’m not sure about the
R4400. Can anyone tell if this is possible and how would I go about
it? The Irix OS is nice, but I’d much rather run QNX!

Thanks.

Patrick Mullins



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Hmm…well, the reason I’m asking this is because the Indigo2 was given
to me but it didn’t come with the Irix OS cd. I had hoped that QNX
would run on this, but I guess it won’t. Thanks for the info!

“Mario Charest” <mcharest@zinformatic.com> wrote in message
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Out of the box I don’t think go.

A Board Suppport Package could be created.

And then one would have to check for peripheral support
(HD, Video Card, etc)

Patrick H. Mullins wrote:

The Irix OS is nice, but I’d much rather run QNX!

Holy cow!

Get a PC and ship that sweet thing to me (you have IRIX media to go?) =)

I wish. Didn’t get the Irix cd with the Indigo2 and now I can’t use it.
That’s why
I was asking about QNX running on it.

<harri@haataja.net> wrote in message
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Patrick H. Mullins wrote:
The Irix OS is nice, but I’d much rather run QNX!

Holy cow!

Get a PC and ship that sweet thing to me (you have IRIX media to go?) =)

I know it’s not QNX but if you’re just looking to get the machine up, I think
there could be a mips port of Linux…I may be wrong though.

cheers,

Kris

Patrick H. Mullins <pmullins11@home.com> wrote:

I wish. Didn’t get the Irix cd with the Indigo2 and now I can’t use it.
That’s why
I was asking about QNX running on it.

harri@haataja.net> > wrote in message
news:> slrn9lgd82.5ei.harri@remiel.blades.cxm> …
Patrick H. Mullins wrote:
The Irix OS is nice, but I’d much rather run QNX!

Holy cow!

Get a PC and ship that sweet thing to me (you have IRIX media to go?) =)


Kris Warkentin
kewarken@qnx.com
(613)591-0836 x9368
“You’re bound to be unhappy if you optimize everything” - Donald Knuth

Previously, Kris Eric Warkentin wrote in qdn.public.qnxrtp.os:

I know it’s not QNX but if you’re just looking to get the machine up, I think
there could be a mips port of Linux…I may be wrong though.
[…]

Yes, both NetBSD and Linux have ports for SGI machines.

While the Indy, Indigo2 and O2 are supported to varying degrees by either system, I think the only one with video support is the Indy with the bare-bones “XL” graphics board. As such, neither is terribly usefull compared to running IRIX.

A lot of people make the error of purchasing an SGI without getting OS media. It’s a bit of a shame that SGI isn’t more free with their OS liscencing, it would make buying used systems much simpler.


Cheers - Tony ‘Nicoya’ Mantler :slight_smile:


Tony Mantler | Proud ---- Days since the last
QNX Consulting | of our | 16 |
tony@astra.mb.ca | Record ---- “Gerbil Incident”

Hmmm, Microsoft isn’t exactly “free” with their OS licensing, but this
doesn’t seem to stop people on Ebay from selling machines with a whole
wack of Microsoft (and other vendors) products for “evaluation”, that
“must be removed” from the machine when bought, since the seller is
retaining the license :slight_smile:

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Mantler [mailto:tony@astra.mb.ca]
Posted At: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:26 AM
Posted To: os
Conversation: Will QNX RTP run on a SGI Indigo2?
Subject: Re: Will QNX RTP run on a SGI Indigo2?


Previously, Kris Eric Warkentin wrote in qdn.public.qnxrtp.os:

I know it’s not QNX but if you’re just looking to get the machine up,
I think
there could be a mips port of Linux…I may be wrong though.
[…]

Yes, both NetBSD and Linux have ports for SGI machines.

While the Indy, Indigo2 and O2 are supported to varying degrees by
either system, I think the only one with video support is the Indy with
the bare-bones “XL” graphics board. As such, neither is terribly usefull
compared to running IRIX.

A lot of people make the error of purchasing an SGI without getting OS
media. It’s a bit of a shame that SGI isn’t more free with their OS
liscencing, it would make buying used systems much simpler.


Cheers - Tony ‘Nicoya’ Mantler :slight_smile:


Tony Mantler | Proud ---- Days since the last
QNX Consulting | of our | 16 |
tony@astra.mb.ca | Record ---- “Gerbil Incident”

Previously, Rennie Allen wrote in qdn.public.qnxrtp.os:

Hmmm, Microsoft isn’t exactly “free” with their OS licensing, but this
doesn’t seem to stop people on Ebay from selling machines with a whole
wack of Microsoft (and other vendors) products for “evaluation”, that
“must be removed” from the machine when bought, since the seller is
retaining the license > :slight_smile:
[…]

SGI actually does let you sell the OS in 3rd party used deals, but only with an SGI machine. That’s why it’s always reccomended to get the OS media when you buy the system. :slight_smile:


Cheers - Tony ‘Nicoya’ Mantler :slight_smile:


Tony Mantler | Proud ---- Days since the last
QNX Consulting | of our | 17 |
tony@astra.mb.ca | Record ---- “Gerbil Incident”