[SunRescue] NetBSD 1.4 miniroot problem fixed

James Lockwood james at foonly.com
Sat Dec 11 23:11:24 CST 1999

On Wed, 8 Dec 1999, BSD Bob wrote:

> Ohh, that might be worth trying out to see if that will cure my 3/260 and
> 4/260 ills.  The 3/110 is running sunos 3.5 happily, and I dunnotwanna
> muck with that one, as long as it runs.  The others I will try anything
> on.....`byte bats' at midnight under the full moon over the moors, etc.
> (:+}}...

Ok, I found them.  I've got two Paralan SIR-S8 regenerators:


These are the narrow SE models that are currently shipping.  Rated for up
to Ultra SCSI speeds (20MB/sec on a narrow bus).  Maximum bus length is
doubled (up to 12m for 5MHz SCSI).

Each unit measures roughly 4.5"x4.5"x1.5" and has 2 D50 (aka "Centronics
50")  connectors.  There's a seperate power supply unit that plugs into
120VAC. They're designed as external devices but could easily be mounted
inside of a large chassis.  There are little LEDs on the side that
indicate power, bus activity and termination power. 

They're going for over $200 new, which is silly.  If anyone wants one then
make me an offer or wave neat equipment in front of me.  Total weight with
p/s is probably around 2-3lb so shipping is no problem.

BTW, I believe that Black Box OEM's the board-level product as their


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