[rescue] Sun2/120 SunOS 3.2 suntools movie (was: advise on Sun2 disk install)

Andy Piercy andy.piercy at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 04:50:56 CST 2018


I'm very interested how you manage to get the Sun box to boot by directly
connecting a SCSI drive to the SCSI port and by-passing the ESDI formatter

Can you let me have a picture of the formatter PCB that the Sun box use
please, is it an OMTI card?

The reason I'm interested is I have a few Multibus Masscomp 6500, which all
use theOMTI 7400SCSI to ESDI converter and as ESDI hard drives are
difficult and expensive and also becoming more unreliable with age i have
been looking for a replacement solution.
I have wondered if you can just bypass the interface card and attach SCSI
drives directly to the SCSI cable and then replace the spinning disks with
a SCSI / SD card device - but not been brave enough to try it out!

I have attached the OMTI manual and a picture of the Masscomp showing the
OMTI formatter card on the right hand side with the 1/4" tape controller
card together.

Your thoughts?

Maybe you could contact me off list please: andy.piercy at gmail.com

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On Tue, 4 Dec 2018 at 21:58, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 1 Dec 2018 at 12:34, Walter Belgers <walter+rescue at belgers.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > I made a movie of the box, it can be viewed here:
> https://youtu.be/CoAYs0Uc7As
> > <https://youtu.be/CoAYs0Uc7As>
> Fascinating. Thanks for that!
> I'd have been interested to see the installation on an emulator, too,
> but that might just be me.
> May I forward your post to the ClassicCmp list?
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