[rescue] 3-1-4-3 beep error codes on Sun Ultra20 m2 system

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Tue Jan 9 10:36:02 CST 2018

Hello Peter,

My understand is that Tyan provided the motherboard for both the Ultra20 and the Ultra20m2.

No argument from me regarding your performance arguments.  But that is not my real issue.

Having some issues with my storage server, and I was in need of a box I could load up with several 3 or 4 Tb drives, then sync data 

I have a *ton* of Sparc equipment, unfortunately, I have been unsuccessful in finding a way to get multiple 3.5" SATA drive 
successfully attached to my Sparc equipment at $HOME, with my at-home budget.

OTOH, I have limited x86/64 stuff, the Ultra20m2 was one of those, but that now appears to be dead to the world, and I will probably 
just need to find something else.


On 09/01/18 10:25, Peter Corlett wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 08, 2018 at 05:57:13PM -0600, Jerry Kemp wrote:
> [...]
>> Wanted to post here first to see if anyone else had any thoughts or comments.
> That particular model of Sun is just a boring Wintel box with no historical
> interest or charm, and dying is perhaps the best thing it did. The only vaguely
> useful part is the Sun badge on the front of the case, which you can pry off.
> The CPU is slow and power-hungry. The motherboard has compatibility problems
> with some perfectly ordinary PCI cards that work fine in other machines. The
> case is huge, but has very little useful space for disks. It's a right lemon of
> a machine.
> I find better kit dumped in the street. That's where my Ultra 20 M2 went five
> years ago. Good riddance.
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