I have just aquired a sparc 1+. Whilst I know quite a lot about PCs running Linux and Solaris, I have no idea about Sun hardware.
The machine currently has 28MB RAM and a 230MB SCSI 2 Disk. No floppy drive or CDROM.
When I try to boot the machine, it does a small amount of stuff, but stops as it tries to bind to the yellow pages server, but can't as I haven't got a network tranceiver and don't have yp running on my network server anyway.
I have a copy of Solaris 7 for Sparc, and according to Sun's website, it will run on a sparc 1. However, they state minimum system requirements as 32MB RAM. Does this mean it will be very very slow on 28MB RAM (I know it is a slow computer anyway...) or does it mean it will not run at all on 28MB RAM?
In bios (which I'm very impressed with comapred to PC bios by the way...) I have looked at the boot options and there is no 'boot cdrom' option listed. If I put in a SCSI CDROM drive, will I be able to install Solaris from it?
If not, how do I get Solaris onto this machine?
Am I better off running an older version of SunOS if I can get hold of it?
Any ideas welcome. If I can get a network tranceiver, how easy would it be to install over the network from a Linux box? Can I set a Linux box up to be a Sun installation server?
Sorry to ask so many questions in one go, but I suppose to anyone which experience of Sun hardware, they are pretty easy.