[rescue] Fixing the NVRAM battery in the SS5
arb_npx42 at comcast.net
Fri Jan 6 19:47:49 CST 2006
On Fri, 06 Jan 2006 20:10:55 -0500, Steve Sandau <ssandau at gwi.net> wrote:
>>> The SS5 is the slowest of my three Suns (GEDDIT?!), which includes an
>>> Ultra 2 with 2 300MHz CPUs, 640 MB of RAM, and a 24-bit framebuffer,
>>> an Ultra 5 with 1024 MB of RAM and a 440 MHz CPU. The two fastest
>>> run Solaris 10, but the SS5 is on Debian Sarge right now. I haven't
>>> OpenBSD on it yet, mostly because you either need to buy the CD or have
>>> the box hooked up to the Internet.
>> Try NetBSD. The CD images are downloadable, even as bittorrents.
> Or for OpenBSD you can download the .tgz packages, burn them to a CD,
> then boot from a floppy and point the install to the CD.
I tried that once, but I had to boot to CD because my SS5 doesn't have a
floppy drive, just SCSI. After partitioning the hard disk, it asked me
where the files were. I pointed it to the CD-ROM drive, and it said
"couldn't find files". It was like playing a textmode RPG game.
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