[geeks] What a difference a visit to the spare parts bin makes...
francois.dion at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 13:37:02 CDT 2006
On 8/19/06, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Earlier today I pulled out the Ultra 5 I got from the Princeton University Surplus Sale this week and install Solaris 10 on it.
> Whew, was a 270 MHz CPU (w/256K cache) and 256 Meg (upgraded from the 128 Meg installed when I got it) and Sun 4 Gig IDE drive S-L-O-W. The network-based install seemed to take forever.
You know the IDE controller is buggy in fast mode. Solaris gets it in
slow (i guess non DMA) mode to prevent data corruption. As someone
else mentionned, the fix for disk speed is to use a SCSI controller.
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