[rescue] Upgrading Ultra 2

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Apr 19 16:01:28 CDT 2007

>From: "Tom \"spot\" Callaway" <tcallawa at redhat.com>
>Date: 2007/04/19 Thu PM 03:55:19 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Upgrading Ultra 2

>On Thu, 2007-04-19 at 08:35 -0500, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> [0] I plan to make systems with one 300 MHz CPUs, 256 or 512 Meg RAM, an HD of some size (likely 9 Gig), CD-ROM, and maybe a TGX framebuffer. I'll  probably make up some more with 2x 200 MHz CPUs as well...
>> Lord only knows what I'll do with SS5, ss10, ss20, and Ultra 1s... It's looking like I'm going to recycle them unless I can find a home for them...
>If any of that is uncommon hardware, consider Aurora SPARC Linux. We're
>always accepting donations of hardware that is a little out of the
>ordinary. We've also got a pile of Ultra 1s and 2s, but ss20s with Ross
>chips and PROMs are always useful. :)

Right-o, I think it is all pretty standard stuff, but I'll keep an eye out for you...

Oh, how about a Sparc AXe MB in a case? It is one of Sun's OEM motherboards, uses U5/10 RAM (IIRC), IDE drives, an dincluded framebuffer? I wouldn't call it fast, but it is reasonable, and just a bit off the beaten track...


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