[rescue] Sparc Station 1+
luser at xtra.co.nz
Sun Sep 29 18:29:13 CDT 2002
I have a Sparc Station 1+ (medal please). PROM looks fine from a
serial terminal, but I don't know what I'm doing.
There are no SCSI drives in it, there is one bracket with a huge
4 ohm resistor. The resistor is plugged into the power supply
where a drive would get its power.
I'm assuming that this resistor is there for a reason. The
bracket/resistor is one the right hand side when looking
from the rear of the case. Can I remove this resistor and
put a hard disk it its place ? Will the computer blow up with
out a load on the disk drive power supply ?
The other power point for a disk drive has no resistor there.
Any pointers to docs on this computer would be most welcome.
Would I be better to use Linux, NetBSD or Solaris ?
I have NETBSD, Linux (Sparc Debian), and Solaris 8 (x86 & Sparc
CDs). I have an external Sun CD-ROM drive (1x speed) or I
can use 10baseT ethernet install from Linux.
The computer only has 32MB RAM, 8 slots are free.
Will a regular PC 3.5" floppy disk work in this computer ?
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