[rescue] SPARCclassic X - what software did this run?
mrbill at mrbill.net
Wed Sep 6 01:56:05 CDT 2017
On Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 06:33:14AM +0100, Peter Stokes wrote:
>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...!
I seem to remember something along the same lines. Throw a disk in there and
more RAM, an external CD-ROM, and "boot cdrom" to your heart's content and
there you go.
Here's an article where someone did exactly that:
And here's the nvram tweaks required to make the SPARCClassic X recognize
itself as a normal SPARCClassic, from the nvram/hostid FAQ:
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SparcClassic /Classic X Terminal NVRAM differences
This section was supplied by Gary Cook <gcook at netwiz.net>. I have not been
able to try this personally because I don't currently have access to this
type of machine.
Change the following locations in NVRAM to switch between Classic and
Address ClassicX Value Classic Value
71202004 ff 00
71202005 12 00
71202006 08 00
71202007 36 00
* Classic X requires all locations to be set to above values. If they are
not, the system takes on the Classic personality.
* Bootprom for Classic X cannot be Version 2.9. This version will ignore
the above NVRAM changes. Classic X requires earlier versions, such as
Classic --> Classic X
ff 71202004 20 spacec!
12 71202005 20 spacec!
08 71202006 20 spacec!
36 71202007 20 spacec!
Classic X --> Classic
00 71202004 20 spacec!
00 71202005 20 spacec!
00 71202006 20 spacec!
00 71202007 20 spacec!
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