>I have two SUN stations to get working,
>models 3/260 (Server) and 3/60 (Workstation).
$75, and $20 rsp at the TRW swap meet on a good weekend. I wonder how
much was written off for this donation? IBM Xt's at least would run
word 4 or word perfect 5.1 for these people, whereas these boat
anchors without software aren't even good room heaters.
Quote:>They were kindly donated to my school, but there
>are a few little problems.
>Every time they are turned on, they ask for a
>PROM password. Taking the battery doesn't help
>to remove it (after all, it is a PROM, and not
>EPROM / EEPROM password - I tried anyway,
>though - desperation...)
>Is there a standard, factory pre-programmed PROM
>password? The people from the company who donated
>them don't seem to know the passwords - apparently,
>they never turned them off (?!).
With no SMD drives attached, there may be a problem, not related to
the PROMs (see your later question). I really can't help here, as I
have not seen this in my experience.
>The 3/60 is set up to boot remotely
>off the 3/260, and the 3/260 used to have an external
>drive array of SMD disks (what ever those are...)
>However, those SMD drives were kept by the donators.
>There appears to be an internal SCSI bus running
>the tape drive inside the 3/260, with a spare connector
>on the cable. Is there a way that this 3/260 could boot
>off a SCSI hard disk?
The scsi drives used by the older 3/260's were genned up from
controllers that ran either MFM or ESDI drives, usually an Emulex MD21
or such (some adaptecs were used as well) I would be interested in
what models of current SCSI drives work with these especially on a
4/280 or 4/260, as I have them.
>What version of UNIX can I run on those?
Sun 4.1.1 for the 68k
Quote:>Can I run Solaris?
on the 3/260 you could invest $100 and get a 4/2xx processor and maybe
run it, but it would be dog SLOW. This is also a skill that I would
not recommend to the faint hearted as well. A better $100 investment
would be to buy the educational discounted Solaris and run on a
I know that Solaris 2.2 would have run on the above 4/2xx, as I have a
distribution that came with my box on cdrom, however I have Sun 4.0.1
loaded with lots of goodies, and no way to move them to Solaris.
Quote:>Where can I still get it?
Sunsoft will help you.
Quote:>If there is anybody out there who knows the answers
>to any of those questions, please help.
>Also, if it isn't too much trouble please send the via EMail.