I just bought an SGI Indy computer off of Ebay. The computer works, but I do not know how to netboot one of the computers. Since I do not have an external disk drive (but I do have disk drives from old computers, but they do not plug into the computer with the correct ports), I cannot install them with some disks that I have. I, then, resorted to trying to install the machine over a network. I tried, first, to install it over the DIMA server, but the computer would not recognize it. I am not sure if the DIMA VM was not connecting to the internet. I then tried the netboot appliance on github, and that also did not work, because I could not find the IP address of the computer.
P.S. I do not have a mouse, so I just use the keyboard to move the mouse around, or use the keyboard keys. I bought a USB to PS2 converter, but the motherboard is not supporting the mouse, so that is why I have to use the keyboard.....
Here is a photo without the ethernet cable hooked up...
The "ALERT:ec0" reappears in a new line every few minutes.
The USB to PS2 converter:
From these things, I am guessing that the computer already has Irix installed, but I want to reinstall it because I do not know how to fix the kernel error.
The ports with the ethernet cable:
The ethernet cable has been hooked into a Windows 10 laptop and an IMac, and I received the same results...
I then ran to the DINA (deBugs IRIX Netboot Appliance), and I do not think it was connected to the Internet (feel free to ask about that). I really do not actually know how to use it, I just attempted to figure it out by watching this video (which did not give me much help because I did not see the ports or what he did before the video).
I still, after the video do not know how to use the appliance. The computer works perfectly, with an R4X00. ALso, some helpful information could be that the timezone is PST8PDT.
The boot noise also works because I reset the environment variables (which did not do anything, it just turned the volume up a little bit in the computer).
There are no (as I can see) IP addresses on the computer.
Please Help! Thanks!