[rescue] SPARCclassic X - what software did this run?

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Wed Sep 6 00:33:14 CDT 2017

Hi Andrew

I forget the exact software it was to run, I am sure someone will enlighten
you, but pretty sure it was a marketing version of the classic (ie same
motherboard and same chassis) with maybe no disk and limited memory, but could
be upgraded to a full classic, a bit like they did with the Netra versions of
the SS5 and SS20.

I could of course remember it incorrectly...!

Peter Stokes
Ashlyn Computer Services
Mbl: 07977 532320

On 6 Sep 2017, at 05:13, Andrew Liles <blah at spilk.org> wrote:

> It sounds like the SPARCclassic X machines were designed to netboot special
> terminal software instead of a full SunOS/Solaris - does anyone know how
> worked, how that was installed, and if some sort of distribution of that is
> still out there somewhere?
> I assume the machines netbooted via the usual RARP/bootparams/NFS scheme
> other SPARC machines do, but how did that differ from a normal diskless
> workstation setup?
> May be acquiring one and would like to attempt running what it was intended
> for.
> Thanks!
> -a.
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