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MAKE pal Mark writes in –

This weekend I finished a project concerning one of my all time favourite machines. The SGI Indy and I made a diskless network MP3 player out of it. This marvelous little machine still has life left in it! *^_^* Can you believe these now 15 year old machines have a digital out? The sound quality is truly amazing and the machine itself is now (after some modifications, also in the link) dead quiet.

Now this is a project I wanted to do for a long time, I’m not sure how many people are going to try this though. Netbooting a machine from a BSD fileserver including a root filesystem on NFS isn’t everyone’s idea of a fun weekend project I guess :-)

I think it still is an enjoyable read even for people not having an Indy lying around, it’s also about having a second look at old stuff going to the garbage and such.

HOW TO – Use an Indy as a diskless network MP3 player – Link.


  • Casey Barton

    Wow, I haven’t seen an ethernet AUI box in a while either…

  • Ian

    The AUI box is odd considering the RJ45 jack with the network icon on the right side of the photo.

  • Tao

    I can’t wait to try this! I just happen to have and Indy gathering dust in the laundry room… now I can have the biggest MP3 player on my block! Nano? meh!