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

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Fri Jun 3 15:04:37 CDT 2005

On Friday 03 June 2005 08:41, Michael-John Turner wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 03, 2005 at 07:59:21AM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > That's a funny statement, given that an Ultra 10 is a Ultra 5 in a
> > tower case.  It *might* be faster if you stick a Creator3D card in
> > the U10, but that's about the only thing you can do in an Ultra 10
> > you can't do in an Ultra 5 (besides the 1 extra PCI slot on the
> > riser card).
> It's also slightly more difficult to get 1G into the U5 because the
> floppy gets in the way (it can't take DIMMs as high as the U10 can
> take). Of course, one can always take the floppy out or buy "stacked"
> DIMMS...

As Linux supposedly doesn't work properly with the floppy controller in 
a U5/U10 (it's "flaky"), why would I want a floppy drive in an U5 
anyways? :)

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