[rescue] My new UltraSparc 5's, also my first Sun stations

Brian Howe bwhowe at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 11:45:21 CDT 2005

I'll second that statement and suggestion. The IDE subsystem on U5's
is horrible. The absolute best thing you can do is add a scsi card and
run with it that way. Everyone I know or ever talked to about this
topic says the exact same thing.

On 6/2/05, James Fogg <James at jdfogg.com> wrote:
> > I am using gentoo on my Sun Blade 100.  I tried a couple of
> > other things (*BSDs, which were my first choice), but there
> > are some little gotchas with various distros with hardware
> > that I couldn't work around (work box, not sinking $ into it).
> If I understand Gentoo, it's 100% compiled-in-place. Compiling anything
> on a U5 is an exercise in frustration due to the IDE disk system and
> slowness. A lot of people dedicated to using U5/U10's install a SCSI
> card and SCSI disk. I've heard good things about that conversion.
> ----
> There are only 10 types of people in the world, those who understand
> binary and those who don't.
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