[SunRescue] What older sun can use these parts?

David Rouse drouse at arlington.newsargus.com
Tue Dec 7 17:54:01 CST 1999

> The Apple Network Servers are actually very nice machines.

Yeah, the more I talk about it the less I want to get rid of it. Maybe 
I'll just ad a sun box instead of replacing the ANS.

> I did some work to run Linux on them a year or so ago: the main
> problems are that the Linux 53c875 driver gets horribly confused
> with LVD drives on the bus, and that the ethernet is connected
> in a very strange way. I really want to port OpenBSD to them.
> I wonder how they'd deal with Solaris 2.5.1 for PPC?

It sounds like it is an odd enough box that other stuff such as BeOS, 
and MacOS don't have any luck running. I read some of the Linux port 
list archives, and it look like they really only got it to work on a 
very bare-bones setup. Hmm, time to see about some AIX Y2K patches ...

David Rouse
Network Manager
Goldsboro News-Argus

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