I have a Sun lunchbox case with twin-fans, 50-pin SCSI and a dual
drive inside: a 270 meg hard drive and a 60 meg quarter-inch tape
drive. I cannot afford to replace this at the moment, but could
someone give me rough estimates on the following:
1) how much is the whole lunchbox worth? It is in very good condition,
low mileage. It has SunOS 4.1.3, X11R5, Emacs 19.22, etc., on the
drive, with sources on tape for all of the GNU stuff.
2) I would like to replace it with a SunCD, SunOS 4.1.3 on CD and
a larger hard drive (400 MB). If I were to buy all of these used, with
both the CD and the hard drive in external exclosures with 50-pin SCSI
connectors, how much would this cost? I do not need a double-speed CD
and cannot use SCSI-2 devices.
3) I have been told that only the newest PROMs for the Sun 4/110 allow
the system to boot from a CD. Where can I get them and for how much?
Alternatively, I suppose I could boot the system from the old hard
drive, install from the Sun CD to the new drive and then boot from the
new drive in the future, but that is kind of risky, because once I
have sold the old drive I will not be able to reinstall the system
after crashes. Is it possible to install from a CD without booting
Thanks for all your help,