Linux & sparc: Any local Sparc owners Left

From: Rod-Lists 
After the Holidays I like to get a Sparc working group together for lunch.
I gonna fire up mty sun and migrate to linux.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I recently got the Enterprise250 running that I had acquired from a listmember (KG) over a year ago. It sat in my garage until I was ready to tackle it (I generally focus on car hobby in the summer and save the computer hobby for winter, for obvious reasons, lol). When I first tuned on the E250, it would never autoboot or even take me to an openboot prompt, it would just hang. Hooked up a serial terminal and that's where all the output was going. I could issue commands, but it never would "save" the command. Also, it would not recognize any device (hd or cd) connected to internel or external scsi bus. The trick was to pull out the nvram chip and re-seat it. After that... badda bing badda boom, now its running slowlaris. Damn thing sucks so much power, I can't imagine using it for "real work" but it sure looks good in the collection, sitting between the alphaserver 2100 and the sgi challenge L (I think that's what it is, lol) ps: I like my ss5 better (runs Splack linux) ----- Original Message ---- From: Rod-Lists To: CHUGALUG Sent: Tue, December 20, 2011 8:34:41 AM Subject: [Chugalug] Linux & sparc: Any local Sparc owners Left After the Holidays I like to get a Sparc working group together for lunch. I gonna fire up mty sun and migrate to linux.

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ Ahhh, nostalgia. I miss my Ultra 5/10 sometimes. It was a great system to learn Solaris on. I also had a SPARCstation 4 which I used Solaris 8 and 9 on for a little while till I got the Ultra 5. Now I have a Sun Fire V240 that I'm loaning to a friend, and a Sun Blade 2500 that I'm trying to figure out what to do with, since Solaris 11 removed all support for sun4u. I currently run OpenIndiana in a VirtualBox instance on an HP ProLiant DL380 G4 at my hackerspace in Herndon, Virginia ( and use it for serving CentOS and Scientific Linux installations via PXE boot. It works really well, and I love ZFS for that. =3D) Hope you find some others in Chattanooga. Greetings from Washington DC and the Dulles Technology Corridor. ember le it (I r it would =C2=A0I could ld not s. t... =C2=A0 badda h power, I ection, t's --=20 " ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we=E2=80=99re all damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aar= on Satie, Star Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead" - Alex Smith (K4RNT) - Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA