[rescue] New SPARCStation 10 owner, needs help with some issues though.
klemish at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 5 10:49:31 CST 2016
"I have a big pile of old SBus cards, mainly SCSI, but there are some
and of them some are 100BaseT ones as well as the SCSI/Ethernet ones"
I picked up a quad Ethernet port card, SunOS 4 didn't recognize it on start
Do I need special drivers for this card?
I tried booting Solaris 7 and it didn't see it either.
Strangely when I boot the 7 install CD it picked it...
Maybe it's more like I just need to call SunOS/Solaris equivalent of
> From: peter at ashlyn.co.uk
> Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 18:35:05 +0000
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: Re: [rescue] New SPARCStation 10 owner, needs help with some
> Hi Romain
> On 4 Feb 2016, at 18:14, Romain Dolbeau <romain at dolbeau.org> wrote:
> > 2016-02-04 18:33 GMT+01:00 CLIFFORD HAIGHT <klemish at hotmail.com>:
> >> In December I picked up at SPARCstation 10 for $5 plus shipping as an
> > impulse
> >> purchase.
> > Darn your lucky. Can't find one for love nor money :-( [well, reasonable
> > money,
> > that is].
> I will put one aside for you (I have a few spare)....... sadly no spare
> and you will need to source a new NVRAM, but that is the easy bit.
> >> 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
> >> SunOS 4.1.4 and added a 64mb of ram...
> > For the disk, if you have reliability/space issue, I am very happy with
> > SCSI2SD
> > in an IPX. A bit expensive, but quite convenient. The SS10 also is
> > SCSI IIRC,
> > so it would work in there as well I think (but not in a SS20 with the SCA
> > connectors).
> >> 3) I am having a hardware issue with the onboard NIC. On the hub I
> > show a
> >> connection but on the sparcstation OBP shows no connection. Any ideas
> >> troubleshooting/repairing?
> > Worst case scenario, you can still try to find a SBus NIC... hme-based
> > are quite nice, since 10 Mb ethernet is quite slow these days. 100 Mb can
> > be twice as fast ;-)
> I have a big pile of old SBus cards, mainly SCSI, but there are some
> and of them some are 100BaseT ones as well as the SCSI/Ethernet ones
> > 2016-02-04 18:56 GMT+01:00 Peter Stokes <peter at ashlyn.co.uk>:
> >> I also have some very old patch CDs from the 90s if I remember
> > I
> >> will have a hunt and see if any are for 4.1.4.
> > Please don't hesitate to share if you can find one, since unlike Solaris
> > seems
> > the SunOS 4 stuff is not available anymore. Thanks :-)
> I will have a look what I have and then we can decide if we can have it
> somewhere maybe?
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