[SunRescue] wolf in sheeps clothing...

Michael C. Vergallen mvergall at double-barrel.be
Tue Dec 21 03:10:49 CST 1999

On Tue, 21 Dec 1999, P.A.Osborne wrote:

> Anyhow,  its got a VERY non sparc2 motherboard in it,  as it seemed
> to have a Micro Sparc2 processor on the board which isnt the normal
> sparc 2 processor or on sparc2 board.
It should be a Cycle 5 upgrade board. 
> So I said sod it and booted it,  the banner message from Open Boot
> reported  Cycle Computuer Industries rather than Sun Microsystems and
> booted the OS had a rummage round SunOS 4.1.4 and found that the machine
> thinks its a Sparc Station 5.
Those where or are upgrade boards for sun systems.
> Having given the matter some thought it seems to be a straight swap 
> motherboard as its loaded with 16 x 30pin 3MB simms and its the same
> size as the sparc2 board.  Also the output jacks are all lined up with
> just the three Sbus slots.  The only oddity is that there is only 
> only (according to the labels on the system board) only one serial port
> as case port B  and a parallel port on case port A.
Have a look again it also should have a few DIMM Sockets. If so its one of
those cycle-5 boards and they are quite nice boards.


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