Sun newbie w/ SparcStation 5
I am new to the world of Sun and the Sparc architecture. I recently got
a SparcStation 5 real cheap, but have no idea what is on it or how it is
configured, and was hoping to run Linux on it.
However, I am unable to connect to it in any fashion. I have a type 5
keyboard and mouse, and I got a 13W3 to DB15 vga cable to connect my
Radius L1 monitor (supports up to 1600x1200). When I connect both, I
power it up, but nothing appears on the screen. I do hear the hard
drive accessing like it is booting an OS. Two SBUS video cards are
installed, I tried connecting to both to no avail.
Next, I tried console over serial. I used ZTerm on a Power Macintosh
and a modem cable to connect to Serial A on the SS5: 9600, non-parity,
but nothing appeared on the console as I booted the sun...
Any ideas what to try. I also tried STOP-A and cntrl-c to break into
the OpenBoot promt with no luck.