My Kingdom for a CD-ROM drive Do you have any regrets?: My Kingdom for a CD-ROM drive

By Dougie on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 - 06:34 pm:

    So we got this beautiful brand new SGI Octane2 machine in today -- the freaks up in research have been bugging me every day for the last 3 months wondering where it is, they've got a molecular modelling program they need to run on it. So I unbox it, set it up, go to install the IRIX patches and the molecular modelling programs (4 cd's), and where the fuck is the CD drive??? Um, sorry dude, your $15,000 computer doesn't come with either a floppy nor a cd-rom drive -- those are external SCSI devices, purchasable separately. FUCK!!!

By Hal on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 - 06:41 pm:

    Ouch... That has to hurt...

    I'd send over one of the 3 that I have but they are all IDE, and well somehow I think you have it covered.

By Dougie on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 - 06:45 pm:

    Thanks, Hal. Yeah, I had to remote mount a cd drive from an old Indigo we have. I let the 1st cd fly as I left.

By Hal on Thursday, September 27, 2001 - 06:19 pm:

    So how did it work out today? get it all installed?

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