[rescue] advise on Sun2 disk install

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Nov 25 10:04:11 CST 2018

On 11/25/18 8:59 AM, Walter Belgers wrote:
> I still feel miserable for destroying the other one with a rookie mistake. I
> do not have the capability to repair it, if anybody else wants to try, I can
> give the board to you. What happened is that just above the cable connector,
> the PCB burned away so that was probably a short that caused a lot of current
> to flow. I canbt see any other obvious damage to components.

  Don't sweat it, it happens to all of us once in a while.  I'm pretty
sure I know what happened; if you send the board over to me it's likely
that I can repair it.

> With the Sun ethernet card, the system boots from the network again. Now I
> need to find out how to use /usr/mdec/installboot to install boot blocks on
> the Micropolis disk. Cannot find any good info on this.. Maybe the Micropolis
> 1375 is too big for Sun2?

  I don't think so, as I've run Micropolis 1375s on Sun2s.  I was
running SunOS 4.0.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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