[rescue] Solaris 86 on non-HCL hardware
chris at yonderway.com
Sun Oct 6 01:06:12 CDT 2002
Solaris x86 is horribly slow on PC hardware compared to the
alternatives. Just wondering, have you ever tried or considered trying
a recent release of OpenBSD? It runs quite well on hardware of that
vintage, and would have no problem serving files to a Windows client
On Saturday, October 5, 2002, at 11:55 PM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> My son wants to build a file server, so, rather than buy something I
> "rescued" an old DEC xP500 from our own dead-line. Before you get too
> excited, it's a Pentium 60 PeeCee. An expensive Pentium 60 PeeCee,
> something like US$15,000 in 1993, but a Pentium 60 PeeCee
> none-the-less. It
> has an early P60 with the floating point error, so I'm keeping it
> around as
> a collector's item.
> Since Windows 2000 can't be convinced to install itself on the machine,
> feigning ignorance of the SCSI disk controller, I thought I'd try
> 86, since I have it on CD and have some Solaris knowledge.
> What's the chance of installing Solaris86 7 on this thing? The box
> isn't on
> the HCL, but the SCSI card, and Adaptec 1740, is, and I expect I could
> a compatible NIC around here. I have no idea what the video is, since
> on the motherboard, but it can't be too weird, being a 1993 box. It's
> got a
> SCSI CD-rom drive, a Toshiba 5701B, and six SCSI drives in it (2x1gig,
> 2x4gig, 2x4.5gig). 72 megs of RAM.
> All he wants it to do is serve files to Windows boxes, so it would be
> running Samba and as little else as could be arranged.
> So ... do you think it will work? Any major gotchas I need to be
> aware of?
> Sheldon T. Hall
> shel at cmhc.com
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