[rescue] Upgrading Ultra 2

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Apr 19 16:05:38 CDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-04-19 at 16:01 -0500, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> >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...

Yep, thats the sort of oddity we like. :) I've been hoping someone will
drop a Sun Voyager in our direction for sometime now, but I'm realistic
to know that its not likely to happen (although, we did get all of the
common Javastations donated to us).


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