[rescue] Voyager

Don Y dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Sat May 6 23:21:51 CDT 2006

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-05-05 at 08:39, Sandwich Maker wrote:
>> " From: Don Y <dgy at DakotaCom.Net>
>> " 
>> " 
>> " Also, does the "standard" 2.6 media have everything
>> " that is required for this model?  I have read
>> " (someplace) that a "special" distribution was
>> " created for Voyager support -- but haven't been
>> " able to verify that.  If such a beast DOES exist,
>> " how do I identify it?
>> iirc there are one or two special things in the voyager dist, like a
>> custom ide driver that somehow hacks the lba48 limit.  that's all i
>> know though.
> heh ?
> Voyager uses 2.5" SCSI hard drives (like early Apple laptops did).

Yes.  Pisser.  Did any of the macs have ~1G drives (or larger)?

> As far as I know, no special version of Solaris is needed.  I think
> Voyager came out in the 2.5 days... so there might be a release of
> 2.5 that added the hw support for Voyager... (this was quite usual
> for Sun to spin HW 11/93 release, HW 1/94 release, etc).  I think

Yes, I have 2.5 w/patches.  2.6 is on the machine now...
> 2.6 and up (till whenever they dropped support for Voyager) should
> have all the support on the regular OS CD.  I'm pretty sure 2.6,
> and 7 works on Voyager... I don't know about 8 or 9.

7 is the end of the line for Voyager (IIRC) -- though I don't
have a copy of 7 to test (I've been told to avoid it... though
maybe it was x86 7 that I should avoid?)

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