[rescue] Sparcstation Voyager free to good home

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Fri Oct 9 16:28:03 CDT 2009

der Mouse wrote:
>>> I started installing OpenBSD on [a Voyager] but discovered the
>>> internal disk isn't big enough to hold the ports tree.
>> I was using one as an x-terminal earlier this year, and it was very
>> nice.  Still a usable machine.  (Booted over the lan, with local
>> swap.)
> I have one and find that at least one model of SCSI/IDE glue board
> allows me to put a moderately large (from a Voyager perspective) disk
> in it.  Suddenly it becomes a fully usable machine.

Disk performance and capacity is part of why I abandoned it.  Not only
did it fill up the disk trying to unpack the ports tree, but just
*deleting* the incomplete ports tree was taking hours.

  Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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