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Re: i386 user entering sparc land

> Yesterday I was at the MIT flea market in boston, just minding my own
> buisness when I saw 2 Pizza Boxes sitting on a table amongst other 
> assorted Items. I bought one of them for $40..it was a 
> SUN Sparc 1+, 2 105 MB hard drives, a floppy, no video card.

Congratz. I envy you the opportunity.
> can I use my i386 linux box to make up the base dist disks? 
> Are there any common problems I should be aware of? 

Lowlevel format the floppies on the sparc, stick 'em in the i386 and dd
'em. Then stick 'em back in the sparc and boot up. Voila.

> Any info will help..I have only seen SUNs before (I do have an account
> on a Sun sparc 1 but..I only ever telnet to it..and its solaris)
> I have no manuals and no idea where to get info.

Hey, congratualtions on getting a sparc -- I'd sell my soul for one. :> 

> also...is that 3/80 good for anything? what CAN i do with it...if not use linux
> -Steve

If you don't want it.. ;> 


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