[rescue] What version of Solaris for V120?
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Tue Jul 18 16:24:59 CDT 2017
On 07/18/17 03:49 PM, Peter Stokes wrote:
> They are for Intel so no use on a V120.
Absolutely. The media set, from what I could determine, was overseas, so that
would be an additional cost to get that to the states.
> I would think 8 is a good version for the V120.
I 2nd your comment here, and personally have a disproportional large collection
of Solaris 8 media because OpenWin/OpenLook with OLVWM is my favorite window
manager, and Solaris 8 was the last time Sun officially distributed that. Given
that a V120 is typically headless, probably a moot point and only important to me.
Certainly this is situational, but the frequent negative I see with Solaris 8 is
that is didn't ship with a /dev/random . Why is that important? Its necessary
to get the SSH tools up and running.
There are (2) resolutions here, one of which was a (free) 3rd party /dev/random
generator. 2nd was a patch from Sun that added /dev/random to Solaris 8. More
information on Solaris 8 /dev/random issue(s) here:
Or, you can be insecure like me and use telnet + the Berkley R services for
around $HOME. Nope, I'm not telnet'ing in plain text across the Internet, just
in house on old boxes.
> One thing I think you can do with the 120 but is undocumented is to run 1Gb
> Dimms, or am I thinking of one of the other systems of this era?
I do not believe that it is even undocumented. From my earlier post from 17
July 2017 14:22, I own (3) V120's, that were gifted to me from a previous
employer, a few lifetimes ago, and all had 4 Gb of ram. I have one of these up
that I run 24x7, and I had shared 'prtdiag -v' output showing 4 Gb of ram
installed. Also reference Max Memory here:
> Assuming it does work will give a useful 4Gb to play with which should help
> with the lack of speed of the 120 compared to the later systems.
> Let me know if you need any ISOs.
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