[rescue] Saved this Ultra 10 from Central Mich U Surplus Sale

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Sun Oct 8 05:48:06 CDT 2017

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> On 8 Oct 2017, at 00:36, Phil Stracchino <phils at caerllewys.net> wrote:
>> On 10/07/17 19:31, PhreakShow Telephone Company wrote:
>> Went out to the CMU surplus sale last week looking for a fridge and
>> some other computers.
>> Saw this lone Sun Ultra 10 sitting in the back under a pile of LCD
>> monitors.   Got it for 10 bucks.  Brought her home.
>> 384MB RAM in it.  CD Drive was dead,  I put in a IDE DVD ROM,  and a
>> 250gb hdd i had laying around
>> Threw solaris 10 on it and shes up and running.  Albeit very slow.
> You might want to try installing a separate IDE controller.  The onboard
> IDE controller in the Ultra 10 is terrible, it's a known performance
> problem.
> Better yet, if you're running Solaris 10, try a SATA controller instead.
No knowledge of SATA solution other than the external Sun controller they used
on x86 systems, but noticed you added a 250gb, out of interest what capacity
did it show up with as the IDE controller has issues with drives over 120GB
due to early IDE spec? A lot of large disks show up as odd sizes due to this.


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