[vcf-midatlantic] Sun 3/60 lives again

dillera at gmail.com dillera at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 09:01:17 EST 2019

Please look at this:

https://github.com/halfmanhalftaco/sunboot <https://github.com/halfmanhalftaco/sunboot>

I've used his irixboot project to boot and install about 4 different SGI boxes with 3 versions of IRIX.

I've been meaning to use this for a sun but haven't gotten around to it.

You should try that for netbooting via serial.


> On Jan 3, 2019, at 11:55 PM, Ethan Dicks via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 11:35 PM Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic
> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>    This has been on my TODO list for years, so it's a good way to start off
>> the new year.  I have a Sun 3/60 with 24MB and CG4 video which I've been
>> meaning to set up as a diskless client from my Linux server.
> Nicely done!  I also have a Sun 3/60 that's a long-term project.
>> Until I get a
>> keyboard adapter cobbled together for a Type 4 keyboard, I'm using a serial
>> console.
> I managed to score a Type 3 keyboard last year.  Somewhere I have a
> Type 3 Optical Mouse (with the modular jack) somewhere, but I will
> probably have to fashion a Type 4 adapter to get a working mouse.
>>    There's a document floating around which describes one user's efforts to
>> netboot his 3/60:
>> http://sites.inka.de/pcde/help/sunos_network_boot.html
> Handy.  Thanks!
>>    I used that as a starting point, but it was written in 2004 so there are
>> additional steps required.  For one thing, bootparamd is no longer included in
>> Fedora Linux (since FC25), so I had to make some changes to the FC24 SRPM for
>> bootparamd to get it compiled and repackaged for FC28.  Also, FC28 by default
>> has NFS version 2 disabled so you have to change options in /etc/nfs.conf to
>> enable UDP and version 2.
> Very good to know.  I'm not much of a Fedora user (I lean towards
> RHEL/CentOS for large boxes and Mint for laptops) but it's handy to
> know what's missing or turned off these days.
> Thanks for sharing!
> -ethan

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