[rescue] Sun3 SunOS 4.x help

barryc barryc at rjlsystems.com
Tue Nov 11 07:27:23 CST 2003


I really appreciate the offer.
If you'd be kind enough to rip the ISO, I'd really appreciate it.  Unless you 
already have a machine you can upload to that I can access via HTTP or FTP, I'll 
look into setting up Anonymous FTP on one of our machines so you can upload it 

I'm also doing some reading on setting up a net boot server.  I've never done it 
before.  According to the docs I've found, the fact that the boot server is 
going to be of a different architecture should not be a problem.  (it should 
just add a step to the boot process)

On another note, do you know if a QIC-150(150MB) drive should be capable of 
reading a QIC-24(60MB) tape.  Since the tapes appear to be physically identical, 
I've been assuming that it should work....  'Course, I'd also been assuming that 
since the QIC-150 drives were removed from Sun3/470s that the 3/80 ought to be 
able to use them, which may not be a valid assumption to make.  One of the 470s 
still in our boneyard has two tape drives installed, and one of them is marked 
as being 60MB...  I think I'll try using that drive on the 3/80 this morning and 
see how it goes.


>SunOS 4.1.1_U1 was the last for the Sun-3x, and was available on CD
>(although it is not a bootable CD).
>If you have another system you can setup as a machine to netboot from,
>I have 4.1.1_U1 on CD.  I think it is pretty small, so I could probably
>use readcd to make a .ISO image of it which I can ftp up somewhere
>for you.  (I'm guessing probably 200meg tops).

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