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SPARCstation 20

Posted on 2014.07.31 at 00:00
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Walked into a local Mac repair shop and general all around x86 junk store looking for a console DB25-to-USB adapter, but got to talking shop. And between the stacks of old Dell workstations, classic Macintosh and yes, even an Apple IIe, we dug out an old SPARCstation-20. It was surprisingly clean on the inside and the proprietor - unfamiliar but interested - wanted to teach himself Solaris, so we got started right away!

I drove home and brought back a matched pair of 36GB 10k Sun drives (to replace the 2.1GB Barracuda), and a new 40x SCSI Sun DVD-ROM. We stayed up until 2100 (and it was brain-wracking trying to remember simple commands like format to write a sun label to the hard drives) but finally got the install running. It has been something like 10 years since I had to install Solaris 8!

Made me wish I'd kept at least my SPARCstation-5.



michelle1963 at 2014-07-31 12:13 (UTC) (Link)
How awesome is that! And here people tease you about the ancient parts you have lying around. :p
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2014-08-01 02:26 (UTC) (Link)
He may be ancient but I'm sure his parts are still good!!!
michelle1963 at 2014-08-03 01:29 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton at 2014-08-03 01:44 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Nice,

IKR! That was my first thought as well - all this has happened before and all this will happen again.
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