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    Sun Sparc Classic

    Anyone interested in a Sun Sparc Classic? it's a pretty old Sun, won't run solaris 8. I haven't used it a long while, so the specs here are rough guesstimates.

    Seems it's got a 20mhz CPU,
    800mb scsi-2 hd,
    and 16 or 32mb ram (I think 32, but it might only be 16.)

    Included is a serial cable so you can admin it over serial (just use a serial console program on a linux box.)

    Currently it's loaded with solaris 7

    $50 + shipping

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    Re:Sun Sparc Classic

    Just a question or two....

    What is the exact model number? Is it a pretty standard configuration (what kind of nic does it have, expansion capability, etc)? Does it use the 32 bit version or the 64 bit Sparc? What have you been using it for? Does it have the cdrom drive?

    I'm thinking about keeping my DEC Alpha and wouldn't mind having a Sparc as well.

    Cheers

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    Re:Sun Sparc Classic

    Well, I originally bought it as a new toy, however I never used it much. "Sun Sparc Classic" is the model name I believe, however lemme see if there's more info on it.

    "Model number 447"

    It's a 32bit CPU, not a 64. This webpage I found shows it having a 50mhz cpu, not a 20mhz cpu, never did any benchmarks but it felt like a 486 dx2 66 (so it's pretty slow, but you could probably put a bigger hd in there and make it a file server or something..) It came with a cd-rom, (external), however it doesn't work. The cdrom is basically dead, however the external cd-rom housing is still good so dropping a new internal scsi-2 cdrom into the external cdrom housing should work.

    As for expansion, if you look at the pictures you can see this thing is pretty small & packed and there's no expansion slots. You can upgrade the harddrive, you could add a floppy, and that's really about it. (Oh, I guess you could add more ram.)

    Here's a source for more info
    http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~limmk/cs3220-1b.htm

    Doing a google search on "Sun Sparc Classic" should bring up more websites as well.

    --stryder144 - fixed link --

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    Re:Sun Sparc Classic

    I guess with no cdrom/floppy, I should mention that it'll boot via nfs (you can install new OS that way, etc..)

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    Re:Sun Sparc Classic

    $30 shipped -- I need less distractions.

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    I'll take it.

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    Re:Sun Sparc Classic

    [quote author=gfunkmonk link=board=16;threadid=5626;start=0#56985 date=1041321491]
    I'll take it.
    [/quote]

    Someone expressed an interest in it before you (though, I did have to check the time stamps to make sure on that.) I'm going to hold it for them for a bit, if they back out it's yours.

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    Re:Sun Sparc Classic

    gfunkmonk, you got mail .. erm, message.

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