Lee Urbanski | 5 Jul 22:52 2004

Ultra 2 problems

I have just received an Ultra 2 with dual 300 mHz processors that came
to me with no memory or disk.  I put 4 64M dimms into it and plugged a
keyboard in.  There was no display.

I then unplugged the keyboard and hooked up a serial terminal.  There is
still no display except for a single character.  There is no POST, no
error message, no nada.

I can hear the cd drive and floppy initializing and the power supply
appears to be working.  I have tried all the permutations with zero, one
and two processors to no avail.

I am open to suggestions on how to get this machine up and running.

Thanks,
Lee
kKannemann | 5 Jul 21:29 2004
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Cooling the SS20

Good day to all,
	there has been some discussion concerning the overheating and hence
cooling of the SS20; especially with a full complement of devices, processors,
disks, ...

	One very effective, simple and inexpensive way to cool the SS20 is to
use a standard PC slot fan, mounted as shown in the attached picture. No
additional fixtures needed; just cut and bend the mounting flanges, as shown.
Fits almost perfectly. K.K.

http://www3.sympatico.ca/kkanne/khome.htm
Sevan / Venture37 | 6 Jul 03:16 2004
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RE: Ultra 2 problems


tried this??

http://www.sunhelp.org/pipermail/sunhelp/2004-May/020371.html

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Lee Urbanski | 6 Jul 03:10 2004

Re: Ultra 2 problems

They are 501-2480's.  From what I read, these dimms should work in a U2.
Lee
On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 19:34, Don Woodward wrote:
> Are they 200pin FPM 60ns DIMM's?  This is what MemoryX.net says you need.
> 
> Don Woodward
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Lee Urbanski" <lee <at> 21stcenturybooks.biz>
> To: <suns-at-home <at> net-kitchen.com>
> Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 16:52
> Subject: [Suns-at-Home] Ultra 2 problems
> 
> 
> I have just received an Ultra 2 with dual 300 mHz processors that came
> to me with no memory or disk.  I put 4 64M dimms into it and plugged a
> keyboard in.  There was no display.
> 
> I then unplugged the keyboard and hooked up a serial terminal.  There is
> still no display except for a single character.  There is no POST, no
> error message, no nada.
> 
> I can hear the cd drive and floppy initializing and the power supply
> appears to be working.  I have tried all the permutations with zero, one
> and two processors to no avail.
> 
> I am open to suggestions on how to get this machine up and running.
> 
> Thanks,
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Lee Urbanski | 6 Jul 04:20 2004

RE: Ultra 2 problems

Thanks, I have tried it but it didn't do the trick.
Lee
On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 20:16, Sevan / Venture37 wrote:
> tried this??
> 
> http://www.sunhelp.org/pipermail/sunhelp/2004-May/020371.html
> 
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Brian Costello | 6 Jul 05:16 2004

SS1000 Decommissioning

After almost 10 years of faithful service, I finally had to shutdown my 
original server for the last time. She went into service in August 1994 
as a departmental file server for our small engineering department with 
a half dozen Sun workstations. She also served applications, licenses, 
and email. Later, she became the local web server. I kept her running 
the last few years just to keep old project data within easy reach but 
she did little else. This machine never had a system failure. The only 
substantial downtime was when we moved office locations and when the UPS 
died. This machine is a testament to the quality Sun used to build. I 
cannot speak to the quality of newer Sun machines as the most recent 
machine I own is an Ultra 60. Anyone have ideas what to do with a 
perfectly good 10 year old server?

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Brian P. Costello               costellob <at> asme.org
San Francisco Bay Area
Lee Urbanski | 6 Jul 04:54 2004

RE: Ultra 2 problems

I've tried baud rates from 2400 to 57600.
Lee
On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 21:33, Paul Theodoropoulos wrote:
> have you tried all possible (or at least rational) baud rates? the previous 
> owner may have set the serial port to something other than 9600.
> 
> regards,
> paul
> 
> 
> At 07:20 PM 7/5/2004, you wrote:
> >Thanks, I have tried it but it didn't do the trick.
> >Lee
> >On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 20:16, Sevan / Venture37 wrote:
> > > tried this??
> > >
> > > http://www.sunhelp.org/pipermail/sunhelp/2004-May/020371.html
> > >
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kKannemann | 6 Jul 19:23 2004
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URL Cooling the SS20

Good day to all,
	owing to the many enquiries, here's a link to the picture referred to in
my previous message (below). Thanks for your interest.  K.K.

http://www3.sympatico.ca/kkanne/SS20_cooling.jpg

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Sent:	Monday, July 05, 2004 3:29 PM
To:	'Suns-At-Home list'
Subject:	[Suns-at-Home] Cooling the SS20

Good day to all,
	there has been some discussion concerning the overheating and hence
cooling of the SS20; especially with a full complement of devices, processors,
disks, ...

	One very effective, simple and inexpensive way to cool the SS20 is to
use a standard PC slot fan, mounted as shown in the attached picture. No
additional fixtures needed; just cut and bend the mounting flanges, as shown.
Fits almost perfectly. K.K.
...
Sean Brown | 6 Jul 20:36 2004
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Re: SS1000 Decommissioning

On July 5, 2004 09:16 pm, Brian Costello wrote:
> After almost 10 years of faithful service, I finally had to shutdown my
> original server for the last time. She went into service in August 1994
> as a departmental file server for our small engineering department with
> a half dozen Sun workstations. She also served applications, licenses,
> and email. Later, she became the local web server. I kept her running
> the last few years just to keep old project data within easy reach but
> she did little else. This machine never had a system failure. The only
> substantial downtime was when we moved office locations and when the UPS
> died. This machine is a testament to the quality Sun used to build. I
> cannot speak to the quality of newer Sun machines as the most recent
> machine I own is an Ultra 60. Anyone have ideas what to do with a
> perfectly good 10 year old server?
Well personally I'd love to have it, so you could give it to me, I promise to 
give it a good home.

Other then that, there are probably some non-profit groups or something in 
those regards that could use a system doing something similar to what it was 
doing, such as serving or archiving records. Its good record of service would 
make it great for online archives.

Again I would guarantee to give it a good home, so if your really worried 
about how it will be treated...
Pablo | 8 Jul 23:25 2004

Solaris Network Install from Linux

Have anyone successfully installed Solaris from a linux server?

I've been trying followinf this site 
"http://www.znark.com/tech/solarisinstall.html" instructions, but I can 
only get it to boot ther kernel, and then it hangs the sparc box, and I 
cannot even get to the OBP. I have to power-off.

I'm using a SS5 and an x86 box with mandrake 10.

Any suggestions?

Gmane