[geeks] PCI ultra 1 on ebay
Peter L. Wargo
geeks at sunhelp.org
Fri Apr 20 16:13:09 CDT 2001
You're bidding against me :-)
Peter L. Wargo
pwargo at basenji.com
Owner/operator of basenji.com.
On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, Mike Nicewonger wrote:
> Personally I think that is seriously cool. I am going to try buy this
> Mike N
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Bradford" <mrbill at mrbill.net>
> To: <geeks at sunhelp.org>
> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 12:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [geeks] PCI ultra 1 on ebay
> > On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 12:17:03PM -0400, Ken Hansen wrote:
> > > I'm concerned about the PROM issue the seller discusses...
> > > Is it possible the PROM image has a "stop working after" date
> > > (since this was never meant to be a public machine)?
> > No. Its just got an old PROM, and needs to be updated before Sol8
> > will run in 64-bit mode. Common "problem" with older machines, is
> > software fixable/upgradeable in about five minutes.
> > > Seems to me, this machine is almost the worst of all worlds:
> > > - Ultra machine uses expensive RAM
> > > (compared with Sun Blade 100)
> > > - Slowest of the Ultra CPUs (170 MHz)
> > > - Most expensive of expansion options
> > > (PCI SPARC cards cost more than SBUS versions)
> > > - Solaris 8 is not supported (as shipped)
> > Its supported, it just runs in 32-bit mode instead of 64-bit.
> > > - And, an OpenBoot PROM that may expire soon,
> > No such thing.
> > > with almost no chance of an upgrade available
> > > from Sun ("How'd you get one of those boxes?")
> > > Beyond novelty, this is *less* valuable than a stock Ultra 1/170e IMHO.
> > > Ken
> > Its the cool factor.
> > Bill
> > --
> > Bill Bradford
> > mrbill at mrbill.net
> > Austin, TX
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