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

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Wed Sep 6 15:17:30 CDT 2017

Hello Andrew,

Found some more stuff, from Mr. Bill's message archive, from 2012, for your 
Classic X.

Yep, I did test the oracle.com service manual link before posting this. It still 
works and I grabbed a copy for myself.

See original note at bottom.

Hope this helps.


On 09/ 5/17 11:13 PM, Andrew Liles wrote:
> It sounds like the SPARCclassic X machines were designed to netboot special X
> terminal software instead of a full SunOS/Solaris - does anyone know how that
> 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 that
> 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.


Subject: Re: [rescue] The Terminals Wiki
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:43:43 -0400
From: J. Alexander Jacocks <jjacocks at mac.com>
Reply-To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Richard <legalize at xmission.com> wrote:
 > Hopefully this is not considered off-topic for the rescue list.
 > Didn't Sun tape some diskless SPARCstations and sell them as X
 > terminals at one point?

Yep, SPARC Classic X.  The service manual seems to be here:

- Alex

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