[rescue] Fixing the NVRAM battery in the SS5

Bryan Gurney 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,  
>>> and
>>> an Ultra 5 with 1024 MB of RAM and a 440 MHz CPU.  The two fastest  
>>> boxes
>>> run Solaris 10, but the SS5 is on Debian Sarge right now.  I haven't  
>>> tried
>>> 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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