[rescue] SS 10 question and Ultra 10 question

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Jul 30 08:23:49 CDT 2009

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 12:06:32AM -0400, Earl Baugh wrote:

> But the Ultra 10 turns on, boots and comes up to login prompt (somebody
> forgot to wipe the disk...)   It's got just the on-board video, 512 and 2
> 9GB IDE drives.
> I know everybody suggests going to a SCSI controller...which I might do.
>  However, I've got much bigger IDE drives lying around than SCSI, so even if
> it's slow, having
> a bigger drive would be more useful... I'm thinking of just playing with
> OpenSolaris, or NetBSD, etc on it.   What's the biggest IDE that works in
> it?
> Is it stuck with the 128 boundary?  Or can I go larger?

Consider it limited to 128.  If you want larger, my advice is to convert
it to SCSI, then attach larger either via a SCSI converter, or attach
larger by USB2 or FW (I haven't gotten a FW card that works yet, but
supposedly it is possible, and Sun did ship some machines with FW).
With a USB card from the supported card list (and they aren't
particularly hard or expensive to find) it just works correctly.
> And anybody have a line on 2 more sticks ofRAM for it?  It's got 2 256
> sticks, so I can go two more...

The two sticks you get must match the existing sticks in number of bits
for the column addressing.  I'm not sure how you figure out what you
have.  Assuming that you have real Sun memory, then buying more real Sun
memory is probably safe.  I just bought 4 matched sticks and completely
replaced the memory I had.

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