Sun Ultra 1 questions

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Mon May 17 11:18:55 2004

On Mon, 2004-05-17 at 15:32, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> Does the "AppleCD 300 Plus" support 512-byte blocks?

If that's what Sun machines need, then yes - I've just finished
installing Solaris from it :)

> >No idea why this machine was thrown out. It seems to work so far. Maybe
> It was probably tossed because it's old and slow. Having said that,
> awesome find, in my opinion, that's one of the best systems for
> running OpenBSD (I've often wished I had one). One of these days
> I'll get one, I've managed to get everything between the Sparc 2 and
> Ultra 60, except it and an Ultra 30 for free :^)

Heh - I got hold of a Sparc 1, 2, 4, and 10 the other day and there's an
IPX on the way (and a few Sparc 5's in the pipeline) as a local site's
upgrading and so having a clear-out - I think they're keeping all their
Ultra machines though. Those ones are all off to the museum though.

Then this Sparc 4, 10 and the Ultra turned up yesterday - funny thing is
I've been wanting to get hold of a Sun machine of some form for years,
and suddenly lots turn up at once :-)

I'll have to have a look at OpenBSD - I've got spare drives so can stick
a copy on one of the others. I assume Suns are quite happy booting from
different SCSI targets....

I'll have to find a framebuffer of some sort for this one (I've got a
nice 21" Sun monitor sitting over at the museum which could run with
it). I think one of the machines destined for the museum had both a
framebuffer on board and a seperate CG6 card, so I might put the card in
this Ultra for now. It could badly do with some more memory too.

I suppose I class this machine as 'new', but they're perhaps one of the
last few 'modern' machines that are interesting to hack around on


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