[lug] sparc setup

Ferdinand P. Schmid fschmid at archenergy.com
Fri Jan 21 11:43:58 MST 2000

After all these years of PC computing I got my hands on a Sparc Classic
with 32 MB of RAM and a 520 MB hdd.  Here are some questions I need to
answer to get going on this old wonder of technology:

The machine came with a keyboard but no mouse.  What type of mouse does
this system use and how is it connected?  Or do Sparc Classics not have
X capabilities?

Is there any documentation of those machines out on the web?  I couldn't
find anything useful at Sun's site or with Google.

This system has a disk drive and it seems to have an ethernet port.  Can
I boot this system with a Linux disk for Sparc (created using the
dosutils on the Sparc CD) and then connect to my PC over ethernet for an

Just using Sparcs in college for programming never got me really close
to their hardware and that's where I can produce more questions right
now than I ever thought possible in regards to a computer.


Ferdinand Schmid
(Staff Engineer)

Architectural Energy Corporation
2540 Frontier Avenue, Suite 201
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 444-4149
Fax: (303) 444-4304
e-mail: mailto:fschmid at archenergy.com

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