[rescue] Head for a SparcStation 2

Isaac isaac at pobox.com
Wed Aug 17 12:32:29 CDT 2005

On Wed, 17 Aug 2005, Linc Fessenden wrote:

> Mike Nicewonger wrote:
> > The Voyager is a terrific machine. Basically an SS5 in cool portable format
> > with a built on LCD. The only caveat is that you are more-or-less stuck with
> > <=Solaris 7 on it. Last time I tried OpenBSD on my old Voyager it would
> > install just great but never boot afterwards. Never bothered to find out
> > what silliness was behind that. NetBSD might run on it now though. If it
> > does you can also use the PCMCIA slots thanks to a somebody I know. (Hi
> > Geoff!) I'm not even going to suggest Linux.
> >
> > Voyagers basically came in two flavors. Color and grayscale. Either would be
> > grand for your stated tasks.
> I would suggest Linux on them, or NetBSD.  Either would be current and
> work admirably.  I know they do on mine :-)

Or for optimal geek points, there's always NEXTSTEP which is known to
run on the Voyager...


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