[rescue] Update on the Netra X1

Majdi S. Abbas msa at latt.net
Tue May 20 17:20:05 CDT 2014

On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 06:07:50PM -0400, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> Well, the quick power test appears to have been successful, but the
> date is a bit wonky - battery?

	Yes, there's a CR2032 onboard, in a holder.

> A little googling and it seems I can just attach an IDE CD-ROM drive
> and install Solaris 10 on this beastie without too much hassle... I'll
> give that a go tonight.

	Yes.  You can reset, probe-ide-all, alias it correctly, and
then boot cdrom.  Older drives work best, I've had luck with up to 
24 speed ATAPI CD-ROM drives.

> I'm going to swap out the 20 Gig IDE drive for an 80 Gig IDE drive,
> then maybe a second 80 Gig HD just to fill up the otherwise empty
> drive tray (maybe not).

	You can go up to 120 before the LBA wrap becomes an issue.

> Also, it seems, based on a read of the Netra X1 User Guide this
> machine didn't have rails, you mount it on the rack hanging by it's
> ears...

	Yes.  Unfortunately I have too few for my X1s, but they
were just simple rackmount ears on the front of the chassis.  I
can take some pictures and measurements if it helps.

> LOM works fine, POST confirms 400 MHz CPU, 1 Gig RAM (and, of course,
> two network ports and a serial port, along with two USB ports of
> indeterminate speed).

	They are blazingly fast 12Mbps USB 1.1 ports.

	Hope this helps.  I have a few of these, some of which are
even in service, so feel free to drop me a line if you have any
other questions.  


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