[rescue] Sparc Classic Resurrection for Newbie
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Sat Jan 5 15:16:13 CST 2002
I second what Linc said, with the addition that OpenBSD also runs like a
charm, and (also?) has a floppy based installer, so you can boot from
floppy, and then finish the install from over the 'Net. You can make
this floppy on a Windows box. This, of course, assumes your Classic has
a floppy, and an ethernet connection to the 'Net. . .
Classics/LXs are fun. I still have a few of them puttering along for
On Saturday, January 5, 2002, at 04:39 PM, Linc Fessenden wrote:
> You want to install NetBSD on that Sparc. You can have a fine running
> install in just over 40 megs or so, and it runs very nicely on older
> hardware. As for getting the OS on the drive, an external scsi cdrom
> drive will work provided it does 512 byte sectors. NetBSD offers
> downloadable bootable sparc ISO's off their website at
> Alternatively you can get an older SunOS on cd somewhere I am sure and
> also Linux runs on it as well and can be gotten on a bootable cd.
> Without a keyboard, the sparc should default into using a serial
> so that shouldn't be a problem either.
> -Linc Fessenden
> In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded - Yeah right...
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