[rescue] Sun 386i

Richard ejb at trick-1.net
Wed Mar 27 16:34:28 CDT 2019

Hi Bill

I would be interested from a preservation perspective.

I think I have similar files and do have the physical set in the box.

That being said a different set would be good as I know I have had issues
reading some disks/images in the past.

I have a SCSI2SD in my 386i that is a vanilla install + some gnu (gcc,gmake)
so maybe able to image that if anyone is interested.

I can also confirm that a 3rd 8MB memory card works to give 24MB although that
is officially b
not supportedb



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> On 28 Mar 2019, at 08:14, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
> I found this in an archive of mine:
> root at ohno:/disk/sunarchive/386i# ls sunos401
> app-01.gz  app-05.gz  app-09.gz  app-13.gz  app-17.gz  dev-01.gz  dev-05.gz
> app-02.gz  app-06.gz  app-10.gz  app-14.gz  app-18.gz  dev-02.gz  dev-06.gz
> app-03.gz  app-07.gz  app-11.gz  app-15.gz  app-19.gz  dev-03.gz  dev-07.gz
> app-04.gz  app-08.gz  app-12.gz  app-16.gz  app-20.gz  dev-04.gz
> root at ohno:/disk/sunarchive/386i# ls sunos402
> diag-402.gz  README.4.0.2  upg-02.gz  upg-04.gz  upg-06.gz
> INSTALL      upg-01.gz     upg-03.gz  upg-05.gz  upg-07.gz
> Hit me up directly if you want access.
> Bill
>> On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 11:03:37AM -0500, alan at alanlee.org wrote:
>> All,
>> I picked up a Sun 386i recently.  It appears to be a 250 with the 16M
>> caching RAM card.  But it also appears to have the most basic video card
>> with a DB-15 which I assume also carries keyboard (and mouse?).
>> Does anyone know where I can get the latest SunOS 4.0.2 for 386i and
>> accompanying SunView and VP/ix software?  Would be an interesting box to
>> play around with.  Also is there any technical information about the
>> pin-out for video/keyboard?  It did not come with a cable adapter for a
>> Type 4 + RGB(+HV?)
>> Also the Wiki page speaks of a SunVGA ISA accelerator card.  Is this a
>> special Sun card or did they use a commodity chip-set that could be
>> duplicated with another more generic card version from a 3rd party?  It
>> seems like finding a video or ram card for the proprietary form factor -
>> that is not already in a machine - is impossible.
>> -Alan Hightower
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> Bill Bradford
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