[rescue] BIOS update for Sun Fire v40z?

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Thu Aug 19 10:14:19 CDT 2010

Scott Quinn wrote:
> Moving from a discussion of copyright to a discussion of how to solve the OP's
> problem:
> For a while the Sun x64 workstations were built with mainboards OEMed from
> someone else (Tyan, I think). If that is true for the Fire (sadly it looks
> like the Fire might be a bit more custom) then you could try the OEM vendor to
> find a BIOS that will work on it. You'll loose the Sun splash screen, but So
> It Goes.
> ______________________________________

The V20z and V40z were based on designs by a company called Newisys.  I
think the motherboards were the "Celestica" A2220 (for the V20z) and
A8440 (v40z).  I don't know to what extent these reference designs were
customized by Sun, however.


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