[rescue] SunPC

Curious George jorge234q at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 10 12:43:50 CDT 2007

--- Steve Sandau <ssandau at gwi.net> wrote:

> >> I've got a SunPC card NiB (including even the DOS
> & WfWG licenses --
> >> whoopee!).  Is this worth holding onto or should
> I recycle it?  (I
> >> don't believe it will work on anything newer than
> >> 2.5?)
> > 
> > It's fun, if you have a proper sbus SPARC in which
> to run it.  It's
> > certainly a lot faster than WABI.
> > 
> > I wouldn't count on anyone parting with cash for
> it, as the x86 CPU on
> > there is a low-end 486-class part, IIRC.  Even an
> emulated VM on modern
> > hardware would be faster.  However, if you have a
> supported host system,
> > it's a fun device, so I wouldn't toss it out.
> I think it'll work on newer OSes that 2.5. I have
> one that I have not 
> been able to get to work yet, but its complaint
> seems to be the sun4u 

Ah, that could be the issue here, too.  I only have
one SBUS box running Solaris and that's a 4u arch.

> kernel; it wants a sun4m instead. At some point when
> I have room, I'll 
> put it in my SS20 and try it out.

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