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SPARCstation 20 emulator running on Linux

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by Marco Wang, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Marco Wang

    Marco Wang Guest

    Marco Wang, Feb 14, 2012
    #1
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  2. Steven Hirsch, Feb 14, 2012
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  3. Marco Wang

    YTC#1 Guest

    On 02/14/12 01:03 PM, Steven Hirsch wrote:
    > On 02/13/2012 08:35 PM, Marco Wang wrote:
    >> The emulator runs on 64bit Linux, emulates Sun4m SS20 machine with one
    >> CPU.
    >>
    >> http://www.stromasys.ch/virtualization-solutions/virtual-sparcstation/

    >
    > Nice, but the download link on their page is broken.
    >
    > Where would one find an image of Solaris 2.5-8 nowadays?


    On the shelf in my loft :)


    --
    Bruce Porter
     
    YTC#1, Feb 14, 2012
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  4. Doug McIntyre, Feb 14, 2012
    #4
  5. On 02/14/2012 02:54 PM, Doug McIntyre wrote:
    > Steven Hirsch<> writes:
    >> On 02/13/2012 08:35 PM, Marco Wang wrote:
    >>> The emulator runs on 64bit Linux, emulates Sun4m SS20 machine with one CPU.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.stromasys.ch/virtualization-solutions/virtual-sparcstation/

    >
    >> Nice, but the download link on their page is broken.

    >
    >> Where would one find an image of Solaris 2.5-8 nowadays?

    >
    > I suppose the normal places you go to pirate other warez..
    >
    > http://thepiratebay.se/search/solaris/0/99/303


    <sigh> Yes, and like literally everything I've ever tried to grab from one of
    their torrents, it's stone dead.
     
    Steven Hirsch, Feb 14, 2012
    #5
  6. Steven Hirsch wrote:
    > On 02/13/2012 08:35 PM, Marco Wang wrote:
    > > The emulator runs on 64bit Linux, emulates Sun4m SS20 machine with one CPU.
    > >
    > > http://www.stromasys.ch/virtualization-solutions/virtual-sparcstation/

    >
    > Nice, but the download link on their page is broken.
    >
    > Where would one find an image of Solaris 2.5-8 nowadays?


    uggc://jjj.ronl.pbz/

    5.9 should run as well.

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    "I'm a doctor, not a mechanic." Dr Leonard McCoy <>
    "I'm a mechanic, not a doctor." Volker Borchert <>
     
    Volker Borchert, Feb 14, 2012
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  7. Marco Wang

    Thad Floryan Guest

    On 2/14/2012 5:03 AM, Steven Hirsch wrote:
    > On 02/13/2012 08:35 PM, Marco Wang wrote:
    >> The emulator runs on 64bit Linux, emulates Sun4m SS20 machine with one
    >> CPU.
    >>
    >> http://www.stromasys.ch/virtualization-solutions/virtual-sparcstation/

    >
    > Nice, but the download link on their page is broken.
    >
    > Where would one find an image of Solaris 2.5-8 nowadays?


    On the shelf behind my chair seen in this picture

    <http://thadlabs.com/PIX/Thad_desk.jpg>

    where there's one SS20 atop the pile in the background center
    and a few more in another room. The OS packages are on this shelf:

    <http://thadlabs.com/PIX/Solaris_SPARC_SW.jpg>

    where, from left-to-right, are the original cases/boxes with
    original contents for:

    Solaris 1.1.2 for SPARC
    Solaris 2.5 Software Developer Kit, SPARC/x86 Edition
    Solaris 2.5 Desktop, SPARC Edition
    Solaris 2.5.1 Hardware 4/97, Desktop SPARC Platform Edition
    Solaris 2.5.1 Hardware 4/97, Server SPARC Platform Edition
    Solaris 2.6 Server SPARC Platform Edition
    Solaris 2.6 Desktop SPARC Platform Edition
    Solaris 8 2/02 SPARC Platform Edition
    Solaris 9 Sun Developer Software Enterprise Edition

    I still have tapes for SunOS 3.* and 4.*, too.

    :)
     
    Thad Floryan, Feb 14, 2012
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  8. Marco Wang

    DoN. Nichols Guest

    On 2012-02-14, Thad Floryan <> wrote:
    > On 2/14/2012 5:03 AM, Steven Hirsch wrote:
    >> On 02/13/2012 08:35 PM, Marco Wang wrote:
    >>> The emulator runs on 64bit Linux, emulates Sun4m SS20 machine with one
    >>> CPU.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.stromasys.ch/virtualization-solutions/virtual-sparcstation/

    >>
    >> Nice, but the download link on their page is broken.
    >>
    >> Where would one find an image of Solaris 2.5-8 nowadays?


    [ ... ]

    > Solaris 1.1.2 for SPARC


    [ ... ]

    > I still have tapes for SunOS 3.* and 4.*, too.


    The Solaris 1.1.2 above is also really Sunos 4.1.2 or 4.1.3
    IIRC. They hung the Solaris name on it because X11 was rolled into the
    install CD.

    No tapes for SunOs 2.*

    Enjoy,
    DoN.

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    DoN. Nichols, Feb 15, 2012
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  9. Marco Wang

    Marco Wang Guest

    The FTP server had some problem, it works for me now.

    Solaris/SunOS can be installed on emulator via ISO image, too.

    - Marco
     
    Marco Wang, Feb 15, 2012
    #9
  10. "DoN. Nichols" <> writes:
    >> Solaris 1.1.2 for SPARC


    > The Solaris 1.1.2 above is also really Sunos 4.1.2 or 4.1.3
    >IIRC. They hung the Solaris name on it because X11 was rolled into the
    >install CD.


    FWIW: Solaris 1.1.2 = SunOS 4.1.4

    Likewise, SunOS 4.1.3 was Solaris 1.1, and then a bunch of subversion
    shuffle around to get 1.1.1 and 1.1.1B and the like.
     
    Doug McIntyre, Feb 15, 2012
    #10
  11. DoN. Nichols wrote:
    > The Solaris 1.1.2 above is also really Sunos 4.1.2 or 4.1.3
    > IIRC.


    Solaris 1.1.2 comprises SunOS 4.1.4.

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    "I'm a doctor, not a mechanic." Dr Leonard McCoy <>
    "I'm a mechanic, not a doctor." Volker Borchert <>
     
    Volker Borchert, Feb 15, 2012
    #11
  12. "DoN. Nichols" <> writes:

    > The Solaris 1.1.2 above is also really Sunos 4.1.2 or 4.1.3
    >IIRC. They hung the Solaris name on it because X11 was rolled into the
    >install CD.


    Solaris 1.1.2 contains SunOS 4.1.4.

    Casper
     
    Casper H.S. Dik, Feb 15, 2012
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  13. On 02/14/2012 05:09 PM, Volker Borchert wrote:
    > Steven Hirsch wrote:
    >> On 02/13/2012 08:35 PM, Marco Wang wrote:
    >>> The emulator runs on 64bit Linux, emulates Sun4m SS20 machine with one CPU.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.stromasys.ch/virtualization-solutions/virtual-sparcstation/

    >>
    >> Nice, but the download link on their page is broken.
    >>
    >> Where would one find an image of Solaris 2.5-8 nowadays?

    >
    > uggc://jjj.ronl.pbz/
    >
    > 5.9 should run as well.


    Very funny.
     
    Steven Hirsch, Feb 15, 2012
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  14. Woohoo!
     
    Fritz Wuehler, Feb 15, 2012
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  15. Marco Wang

    ChrisQ Guest

    On 02/14/12 21:55, Steven Hirsch wrote:

    >
    > <sigh> Yes, and like literally everything I've ever tried to grab from
    > one of their torrents, it's stone dead.
    >


    The only time i've used pb in the past few years was to find a sol 9 distro,
    which ebay vendors wanted ~70+ ukp. Yes, it took around 2 days of almost
    zero
    to 100's of kbytes/second to download, but it did get the job done. Just
    wanted
    to have a play with sunscreen, which was shipped free with Sol 9...

    Regards,

    Chris
     
    ChrisQ, Feb 15, 2012
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  16. Marco Wang

    ChrisQ Guest

    On 02/15/12 03:12, DoN. Nichols wrote:
    > On 2012-02-14, Thad Floryan<> wrote:
    >> On 2/14/2012 5:03 AM, Steven Hirsch wrote:
    >>> On 02/13/2012 08:35 PM, Marco Wang wrote:
    >>>> The emulator runs on 64bit Linux, emulates Sun4m SS20 machine with one
    >>>> CPU.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.stromasys.ch/virtualization-solutions/virtual-sparcstation/
    >>>
    >>> Nice, but the download link on their page is broken.
    >>>
    >>> Where would one find an image of Solaris 2.5-8 nowadays?

    >
    > [ ... ]
    >
    >> Solaris 1.1.2 for SPARC

    >
    > [ ... ]
    >
    >> I still have tapes for SunOS 3.* and 4.*, too.

    >
    > The Solaris 1.1.2 above is also really Sunos 4.1.2 or 4.1.3
    > IIRC. They hung the Solaris name on it because X11 was rolled into the
    > install CD.
    >
    > No tapes for SunOs 2.*
    >
    > Enjoy,
    > DoN.
    >


    I still have a distro kit for 4.1.4, which was bought from sun uk for just
    over 100ukp. Long obsolete at the time, but was still using ss2 and lx class
    machines here at the time, for which it was a good fit. The old sun gui
    can also
    be found for linux, and makes even quite old laptops usable. Quite a dose of
    nostalgia etc.

    Also have 60meg tapes for sun 3 somewhere as well, though most of the
    older stuff
    of that age is most likely out there on the web now. The sun3 from all those
    years ago still works, though it lost it's ethernet h/w address some
    time ago and
    needs dose of looking at...

    Regards,

    Chris
     
    ChrisQ, Feb 15, 2012
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  17. Marco Wang

    Thad Floryan Guest

    On 2/15/2012 3:33 PM, ChrisQ wrote:
    > On 02/14/12 21:55, Steven Hirsch wrote:
    >> <sigh> Yes, and like literally everything I've ever tried to grab from
    >> one of their torrents, it's stone dead.
    >>

    >
    > The only time i've used pb in the past few years was to find a sol 9
    > distro,
    > which ebay vendors wanted ~70+ ukp. Yes, it took around 2 days of almost
    > zero
    > to 100's of kbytes/second to download, but it did get the job done. Just
    > wanted
    > to have a play with sunscreen, which was shipped free with Sol 9...


    That's criminal. Solaris 9 was available free on Sun's site at least
    up to August 2008 when I downloaded them:

    total 5098264
    -r--r--r-- 1 thad staff 25511 Aug 6 2008 Solaris 9 9_05 HW Operating Environment.pdf
    -r--r--r-- 1 thad staff 29258 Aug 6 2008 download_page.pdf
    -r--r--r-- 1 thad staff 985 Aug 6 2008 md5sum.txt
    -r--r--r-- 1 thad staff 384255308 Aug 6 2008 sol-9-905hw-ga-sparc-v1-iso.zip
    -r--r--r-- 1 thad staff 633405440 Sep 25 2006 sol-9-905hw-ga-sparc-v1.iso
    -r--r--r-- 1 thad staff 508878536 Aug 6 2008 sol-9-905hw-ga-sparc-v2-iso.zip
    -r--r--r-- 1 thad staff 597032960 Sep 25 2006 sol-9-905hw-ga-sparc-v2.iso
    -r--r--r-- 1 thad staff 416146123 Aug 6 2008 sol-9-905hw-ga-supp-iso.zip
    -r--r--r-- 1 thad staff 614825984 Sep 29 2006 sol-9-905hw-ga-supp.iso
    -r--r--r-- 1 thad staff 391126912 Aug 6 2008 sol-9-905hw-install-ga-sparc-iso.zip
    -r--r--r-- 1 thad staff 687472640 Sep 25 2006 sol-9-905hw-install-ga-sparc.iso
    -r--r--r-- 1 thad staff 458855107 Aug 6 2008 sol-9-905hw-lang-ga-sparc-iso.zip
    -r--r--r-- 1 thad staff 528547840 Sep 25 2006 sol-9-905hw-lang-ga-sparc.iso

    Here's a PDF snapshot of Sun's Solaris 9 download page then, 6-AUG-2008 10:48PM:

    <http://thadlabs.com/FILES/Solaris_9_DL_page.pdf> [1 page, 29 KB}
     
    Thad Floryan, Feb 16, 2012
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  18. Thad Floryan <> writes:
    >On 2/15/2012 3:33 PM, ChrisQ wrote:
    >> On 02/14/12 21:55, Steven Hirsch wrote:
    >>> <sigh> Yes, and like literally everything I've ever tried to grab from
    >>> one of their torrents, it's stone dead.
    >>>

    >>
    >> The only time i've used pb in the past few years was to find a sol 9
    >> distro,
    >> which ebay vendors wanted ~70+ ukp. Yes, it took around 2 days of almost

    ....
    >That's criminal. Solaris 9 was available free on Sun's site at least
    >up to August 2008 when I downloaded them:



    But you could also buy media kits, and they weren't free (although I
    think there were a few rounds of Solaris 10 that offered media for free).

    You could also buy subscriptions to keep up with the MUs.

    But if somebody has something and others are willing to pay $$ for it..
     
    Doug McIntyre, Feb 16, 2012
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  19. Marco Wang

    ChrisQ Guest

    On 02/16/12 03:32, Thad Floryan wrote:

    >
    > That's criminal. Solaris 9 was available free on Sun's site at least
    > up to August 2008 when I downloaded them:
    >


    That may have been true, but couldn't find it anywhere on the Oracle site
    when I looked. Am quite happy to buy a media kit from Sun uk, if it's still
    available and that os version is legal on at least some of the h/w here,
    so how this is "criminal", beats me...

    Regards,

    Chris
     
    ChrisQ, Feb 16, 2012
    #19
  20. Marco Wang

    Thad Floryan Guest

    On 2/16/2012 2:37 AM, ChrisQ wrote:
    > On 02/16/12 03:32, Thad Floryan wrote:
    >> [...]
    >> That's criminal. Solaris 9 was available free on Sun's site at least
    >> up to August 2008 when I downloaded them:

    >
    > That may have been true, but couldn't find it anywhere on the Oracle site
    > when I looked. Am quite happy to buy a media kit from Sun uk, if it's still
    > available and that os version is legal on at least some of the h/w here,
    > so how this is "criminal", beats me...


    Examine again what others posted earlier in this thread:

    http://thepiratebay.se/search/solaris/0/99/303

    uggc://jjj.ronl.pbz/

    ebay vendors wanted ~70+ ukp

    It's not a stretch of the imagination to assume the above 3
    "suggestions" are outside the law.

    :)
     
    Thad Floryan, Feb 16, 2012
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