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I got an Ultra 1!! Few questions

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by austin wood, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. austin wood

    austin wood Guest

    Hi everyone,

    I'm a proud owner of a "new to me" Ultra1/170. I thought I got a good
    deal on if for $40, came with 544MB RAM and a 2.1 GB disk. Unfortunately,
    the NVRAM chip was dead so I had to order a new one. It's kind of funny
    that the battery costs 50% of what I paid for the system.

    Anyway, the 2.1GB disk is pretty much unusable. It sounds like a 747 is
    sitting on my desk. Also, I think I will probably need more disk space to
    install Solaris 9. Can someone recommend a good (cheap) and quiet disk?

    austin wood, Jun 26, 2003
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    austin wood Guest

    austin wood, Jun 26, 2003
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    Dave Uhring Guest

    I bought an ST39103LC from them about a year ago. Prompt delivery, the
    drive worked immediately without problems and I'm using it now on this

    They don't ship the mounting spud; you can use the one on your 2.1G drive.
    Dave Uhring, Jun 26, 2003
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    austin wood Guest

    Well, I got my NVRAM chip today. So I thought I would try to install
    solaris today. When I boot the computer it says "Power on test failed.
    Cause: " Unfortunately, the "Cause" field is blank. I tried booting from
    cdrom to install the OS, bit I get this error, any help is appreciated:

    panic[cpu0]/thread=1406000: BAD TRAP: type=34 rp=1405680 addr=85 mmu_fsr=0

    : alignment error:
    pid=0, pc=0x126b718, sp=0x1405710, tstate=0x80001e04, context=0x0
    g1-g7: 1144798, 69, 1478310, 705b5698, 1, 10, 1406000

    *Whole bunch of crap*

    syncing file systems... done
    skipping system dump - no dump device configured
    Resetting ...
    austin wood, Jun 27, 2003
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    Dave Uhring Guest

    You can first set defaults for OBP variables. Hold Stop-N on power-on
    until the display appears on the screen.


    You can get a text display of the diagnostics on a serial terminal. If
    you don't have one, use HyperTerminal on Windows. You need a modem cable
    and a null modem adapter for this.

    Radio Shack P/N's:

    Modem cable: 26-269
    Null modem: 26-264

    You can also hack your own null modem cable if you wish. Google "null
    modem" for the pin assignments.

    Connect the 25 pin connector to TTY-A on the Ultra, plug the null modem
    into COM1 on the PC, plug the 9 pin connector into the null modem,
    configure HyperTerminal for 9600-8-N-1 and hold Stop-N during power on.
    Dave Uhring, Jun 27, 2003
  6. austin wood

    Guest Guest

    Sounds good up to here : >
    What's Stop-N on a PeeCee keyboard running HyperTerminal?
    Guest, Jun 28, 2003
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    Dave Uhring Guest

    You can't AFAIK, which is why I thought it was redundant in the first
    place to -specify- which keyboard.
    Dave Uhring, Jun 28, 2003
  8. Which explains why we were puzzled when you wrote -
    Unless you were thinking of using a Sun keyboard with the display
    set to go out thru the serial port. Which is kind of odd.

    -am © 2003
    Anthony Mandic, Jun 29, 2003
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    Dave Uhring Guest

    Haven't tried it, have you?
    Dave Uhring, Jun 29, 2003
  10. You would need to set the input and output device setting in
    OBP, which would be kind of difficult when it doesn't work (as
    per the OP).

    -am © 2003
    Anthony Mandic, Jun 29, 2003
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    Dave Uhring Guest

    The only other possibilities I found were bad or improperly seated memory
    but I placed the memory sticks in a U-1/E and had no problems with it in
    that system.

    It looks like the system board really is hosed. That Ultra 1/140 only
    cost me ~50 bucks so it's no great loss.
    Dave Uhring, Jun 29, 2003
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