[rescue] Sun Ultra 5 video

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Sat Dec 20 18:07:52 CST 2003

On Sunday, November 16, 2003, at 09:12 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 10:07:25PM -0500, Chris Purdy wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I just purchased an Ultra 5 on e-bay and had some questions regarding 
>> the
>> video.  This machine is essentially and ultra 10 with a horizontal
>> form-factor, right?  Will the U10 creator 3d cards work in it?  I 
>> can't find
>> any refernces to creator graphics in it, only PGX in 8 and 24 bit 
>> flavors.
> Speaking of U10s, I have a friend with a U10 who asked me some 
> questions
> about it that I realized I didn't know the answers to.
> (1) Does the U10's IDE controller have a limitation on the size and/or
> speed of drives it can talk to?

Not as far as I can determine.  I know that people are putting 60gig 
drives in them without a problem.  You might have to put the right 
c/h/s into whatever you use to create the Sun disklabel but that 
happens with non-IDE drives too sometimes.

> (2) Can anyone proffer a list of PCI SCSI controllers known to work in 
> a
> U10 without CAT-scanning a haystack for the correct driver?

Umm....I think NCR but that's just a guess from my foggy data 

I _do_ know that you _don't_ want an Adaptec card.  I've never seen one 
work right.  Ever.

Mike Hebel

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