[rescue] ultra 1 power supply question

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Sun May 17 15:35:14 CDT 2015

Hi George

As mentioned previously make sure you have the hostid written down somewhere,
though it is in the licence file if you have flexlm running as license

First, yes go buy a PSU at that price well worth trying out, or may be as
cheap to get complete U1.

As to moving to alternative system, I have the hid64_2 utility to change the
hostid quite successfully on a number of systems just for this purpose.


> On 17 May 2015, at 19:19, George Wyche <g at cjwyche.org> wrote:
> Nothing happens when I press the switch to "1".
> I've used this Ultra 1 because of its f77 compiler that is married to it
> as per a license we had with Sun back in 1996: 1 user at a time on that
> workstation. So now that I have been porting away 3 fortran programs to
> maintainable Fortran, I only turn the Ultra on every few months. All with
> no problem. We even upgraded the OS to 8 about 10 years ago. All good.
> This morning (to use that f77 compiler) I tried to turn it on. Nothing.
> The 2 power supply fans do not turn. 120VAC does arrive at the power
> connector.
> Do any of you know if that is sufficient to condemn the power supply? For
> instance I would get a bit further even if any of the power supply outputs
> were being shorted?
> Power supplies are still (it seems) available for like $25 before tax &
> shipping which is what I expect to buy if this email comes to nothing.
> ------------------
> I shudder to think what any correspondence with Oracle would be about
> transferring that license to one of the sunblades I have. Any advice about
> that?
> George Wyche
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