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by johnnym
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What makes a good machine?
Replies: 4
Views: 186

What makes a good machine?

The title of the topic says it all: What makes a good machine (computer!) in your eyes? What features are a must have and why? And what machine(s) do you consider (a) good machine(s)? For me the following things come to my mind right now: supports serial console down to the firmware level Because I ...
by johnnym
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Sun/ORACLE/Fujitsu
Topic: What Sun Microsystems Hardware do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 638

Re: What Sun Microsystems Hardware do you have?

So you would like me to check my board's P/N as well as the combination P/N? Yes, that was the original idea (see last paragraph of http://forums.irix.cc/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=60#p1883). Of course only if it doesn't create too much work for you. :-) Sorry for taking a while to respond. The SunFRU PN...
by johnnym
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: SGI Discussion
Topic: Debugging bootp installation
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Debugging bootp installation

The server will not respond to a ping from PROM. Ok, thanks. Can I make the prom bootp() process any more verbose? It doesn't really give much output other than that it failed. IIRC I once examined multiple configuration "errors" during network boot (on an O2 I believe) and what output was viewable...
by johnnym
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Sun/ORACLE/Fujitsu
Topic: What Sun Microsystems Hardware do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 638

Re: What Sun Microsystems Hardware do you have?

LarBob wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:13 pm
So you would like me to check my board's P/N as well as the combination P/N?
Yes, that was the original idea (see last paragraph of http://forums.irix.cc/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=60#p1883). Of course only if it doesn't create too much work for you. :-)
by johnnym
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Sun/ORACLE/Fujitsu
Topic: Which SUN machine is your favourite and why?
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Which SUN machine is your favourite and why?

My favorite sun system has to be the enterprise 3000 line. I love the look of those. As an owner of an Enterprise 3500 I can fully understand this view. They just look powerful and the module concept is intriguing, though I never tried to replace a CPU/Memory board during operation although that is...
by johnnym
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Sun/ORACLE/Fujitsu
Topic: What Sun Microsystems Hardware do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 638

Re: What Sun Microsystems Hardware do you have?

I believe it should be jumpered on 1,2+5,6. I found where someone else installed the 1.5 GHz CPUs in their machine and that's what they had set. I'll check mine in a minute. Edit: Yep. 1,2+5,6 Ok, so at least the configuration is valid. What about your P/Ns? According to serverworlds , PN 375-3325 ...
by johnnym
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Sun/ORACLE/Fujitsu
Topic: What Sun Microsystems Hardware do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 638

Re: What Sun Microsystems Hardware do you have?

[...] Would you mind and have a look at the P/Ns of your V240? If you open the machine and stand beside it, the PSUs far from you and the - hopefully empty - PCI64 slots close, the "Motherboard Assy" label is located below jumperJP4 which is left of the ALi south bridge and the combination label is...
by johnnym
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Sun/ORACLE/Fujitsu
Topic: What Sun Microsystems Hardware do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 638

Re: What Sun Microsystems Hardware do you have?

A Sun Fire V240 (maxed) [...] v240neofetch.PNG Nice machine Larbob and also nice to see Tribblix working on it. I also have both V240 and V210, although the other way round (i.e. 1 x V210 and 2 x V240). Sometime ago I wanted to upgrade one of my V240s to two 1.5 GHz UltraSPARC IIIi but failed for s...
by johnnym
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Hardware/Triage/Repair
Topic: Octane Lightbar Ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Octane Lightbar Ideas

The Internet Archive has the page about Octane lightbar modding of Kurt Huhn archived. There you can find an example on how to calculate the series resistor.
by johnnym
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Sun/ORACLE/Fujitsu
Topic: SUN Enterprise 2 UltraSparc - NVRAM shot, not booting
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: SUN Enterprise 2 UltraSparc - NVRAM shot, not booting

Found it.. Resetting the MAC ADDRESS [...] I thought I should link another source of information here - The SUN NVRAM/hostid FAQ (as archived in the Internet Archive). It was the primary source for me when I experienced similar issues as uunix with some of my older SPARC gear some years ago and it ...