[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Wed Apr 23 15:34:50 CDT 2003

>Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 13:00:57 -0700
>From: Robert Novak <rnovak at indyramp.com>
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] OT:  Linux and USB on Intel
>Mail-Followup-To: Robert Novak <rnovak at indyramp.com>, The Rescue List 
<rescue at sunhelp.org>
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>On Wed, Apr 23, 2003 at 03:31:03PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
>> On Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at 03:20 PM, Robert Novak wrote:
>> >>  Yeah that always cracks me up.  Some idiots seem to actually believe
>> >>machines get slower with age!
>> >
>> >Everything is relative, as the Mormons say. But you know that. How 
>> >would
>> >Solaris 9 run on a 4/110 (if it supported that far back)? Identical to 
>> >a
>> >4500?
>> >
>> >:)
>>   You have a point there, but Solaris9 isn't a particularly good OS 
>> choice for a 4/110...and only part of that has to do with it being a 
>> "slow" or "fast" OS (ignoring for the moment that, as far as I'm aware, 
>> Solaris9 doesn't run on sun4-architecture machines like the 4/110).
>Hence "(if it supported that far back)" ... I can't think of any Solaris
>2 releases supported on the pre-sparcstation generation, but I haven't
>bothered to look in 4 years or so.

That support would have ended when Sun removed support for VME from
Solaris... I think that was either 2.4, 2.5, or 2.6.  But Solaris 2.X
did support sun4 (which obviously includes the 4/110).

>Speaking of which, <obRescue>anyone want a dual r4400 NEC RISC server?
>I dare anyone to run anything but NT on it. :)</obRescue> Oh, and no,
>I will not ship it. Having enough fun shipping a 5U rackmount, much 
>less a deskside stand on wheels.

I'd give it a shot, but I doubt your local (I am in MA).

>Robert Novak, Indyramp Consulting * rnovak at indyramp.com * indyramp.com/~rnovak
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