[SunRescue] Silly SS10... continued....
Joshua D. Boyd
rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Apr 5 10:17:34 CDT 2001
You wanna get rid of the 411 case?
On Thu, 5 Apr 2001, User Bobkeys BSD Bob the old greybeard BSD freak wrote:
> Well, the SS10 machine seems to be somewhat less that optimal, but
> hey, we dumpster divers can't be too choosey. First, the floppy
> ist kaput, but I have the floppy out of the SS4 haywired into it
> (the mount screws from the SS10 floppy are metric, while the mount
> screws from the SS4 floppy are US, so the mount hardware won't mate).
> Next, my sun 411 cdrom died. But, on a lark, I tried a forlorn old
> Apple cdrom I have been hanging onto for sparc OpenBSD/NetBSD installs,
> which normally won't work for Solaris/SunOS installs, and Yeah! it works
> on Solaris 8... neat. Anyway, the video seems kaput, too. The monitor
> is either going bellyup or the GX maybe, not sure yet. The monitor blanks
> green, then magenta, then sometimes normal full color. It is now doing
> a Solaris 8 install, and I don't want to stop it, in midstream. But,
> I probably want to yank the monitor and GX and run the SS10 off a tty,
> since its main use will be as a small server, with the SS5 as the
> Once Solaris 8 is installed, off the usual monitor/keyboard, how does
> one correctly get it to come up off just a tty (e.g., my VAX VT320)?
> Will it come up correctly by just pulling the video/keyboard/mouse,
> or does it require some configgy pudding twiddling, or does it require
> a full reinstall off a tty?
> Any insights, etc., are appreciated.
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