[rescue] New SPARCStation 10 owner, needs help with some issues though.

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Thu Feb 4 11:56:30 CST 2016

Hi Clifford

Did you install 4.1.4 from CD or did it just come on the disk pre installed?

I have the CD ISO here if you need it.

I also have some very old patch CDs from the 90s if I remember correctly, I
will have a hunt and see if any are for 4.1.4.

Is the NVRAM a good one in your system?

On the NIC, when you boot the system does it recognise it and can you manually
configure it?

Peter Stokes
Ashlyn Computer Services
Mbl: 07977 532320

On 4 Feb 2016, at 17:33, CLIFFORD HAIGHT <klemish at hotmail.com> wrote:

> In December I picked up at SPARCstation 10 for $5 plus shipping as an
> purchase.
> I picked this up for the purposed as an automation server after nostalgia
> looking back at using a SPARCStation back in the mid 90's that was used as
> for our high school.
> It didn't have a hard drive and the NVRAM had gone bad.   Since I have
> upgraded the SM41 to SM61, replaced the NVram, put in a 1gb had disk with
> SunOS 4.1.4 and added a 64mb of ram...
> Now onto the issues...
> 1) Solaris drivers for GPIB-SCSI-A and SB-GPIB.    I am using SunOS 4.1.4
> initially because National Instruments only provides drivers for SunOS 4
> their website.     There was drivers produced for Solaris 2+ but they where
> for purchase.    I have tried to buy these drivers from NI but
> they don't sell them anymore and won't provide them.    Does anyone know of
> where I can find them or a source for them?
> 2) SunOS 4.1.4 patches, what patches are available for SunOS 4 and were can
> they be found?   I would like to be able to connect my sparcstation to a
> network but this has issues, I having issues software and hardware wise in
> this department.
> Optionally any critical fixes I should now about?   Is there a package
> management system on SunOS 4 and/or binary repositories?
> 3) I am having a hardware issue with the onboard NIC.    On the hub I show
> connection but on the sparcstation OBP shows no connection.   Any ideas on
> troubleshooting/repairing?
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