[rescue] Sun 386i

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Thu Mar 28 13:24:58 CDT 2019

I've put all my collected 386i info up:



On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 08:34:28AM +1100, Richard wrote:
>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
>is officially bnot supportedb.
>Sent from my iPhone
>> 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
>> app-02.gz  app-06.gz  app-10.gz  app-14.gz  app-18.gz  dev-02.gz
>> app-03.gz  app-07.gz  app-11.gz  app-15.gz  app-19.gz  dev-03.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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