• Sun Computer

    From gallaxial@1:249/206 to All on Mon Feb 11 07:42:35 2019
    Hi,

    I got a Sun Computer

    I try to install windows 7 , But the installation ask For Drivers
    My Question is Where to get Drivers for Win 7 et the Sun Tower ?


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  • From Andy Ball@1:261/38 to gallaxial on Sat Mar 9 00:33:08 2019

    Hello gallaxial,

    g> I got a Sun Computer
    > I try to install windows 7 , But the installation ask For Drivers
    > My Question is Where to get Drivers for Win 7 et the Sun Tower ?

    Which Sun is it? Windows 7 is an odd choice for those.

    -Andy Ball

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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to ANDY BALL on Sat Mar 9 10:10:00 2019
    g> I got a Sun Computer
    > I try to install windows 7 , But the installation ask For Drivers
    > My Question is Where to get Drivers for Win 7 et the Sun Tower ?

    Which Sun is it? Windows 7 is an odd choice for those.

    Yeah, I would usually expect Solaris or some other *nix variant to be
    installed on those. I am surprised Windows 7 will even attempt to install
    on one.

    Mike

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Andy Ball on Sat Mar 9 07:59:00 2019
    Andy Ball wrote to gallaxial <=-

    g> I got a Sun Computer
    > I try to install windows 7 , But the installation ask For Drivers
    > My Question is Where to get Drivers for Win 7 et the Sun Tower ?

    Which Sun is it? Windows 7 is an odd choice for those.

    My guess is an Ultra 5 or Ultra 10 - relatively new, relatively common, and tower form factor. Nice systems, but I concur - not a likely host for
    Windows 7.

    Now, I'd love to get an old Sparcstation LX with a Weitek PowerUp chip,
    been wanting to go "classic" UNIX for a while.



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  • From Andy Ball@1:261/38 to Kurt Weiske on Sat Mar 9 15:21:44 2019

    Hello Kurt,

    g> I got a Sun Computer I try to install windows 7 , But the
    > installation ask For Drivers My Question is Where to get Drivers
    > for Win 7 et the Sun Tower?

    Which Sun is it? Windows 7 is an odd choice for those.

    KW> My guess is an Ultra 5 or Ultra 10 - relatively new, relatively
    > common, and tower form factor. Nice systems, but I concur - not
    > a likely host for Windows 7.

    The original poster said that the installer was asking for
    drivers. I'm not aware of an UltraSPARC port of Windows so I wouldn't expect install media to boot, let alone get far enough to ask for drivers. Perhaps it's something like an Ultra 20 or 40 though.

    KW> Now, I'd love to get an old Sparcstation LX with a Weitek Power
    > -Up chip, been wanting to go "classic" UNIX for a while.

    My 32-bit SPARCstations are long-since recycled. A lunchbox SPARC
    wouldn't take up much space but the cooling wasn't great on them. I have a soft spot for the SLC and ELC but either of those would be hard for me to justify today.

    -Andy Ball

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Andy Ball on Sat Mar 9 18:08:00 2019
    Andy Ball wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    My 32-bit SPARCstations are long-since recycled. A lunchbox SPARC wouldn't take up much space but the cooling wasn't great on them. I
    have a soft spot for the SLC and ELC but either of those would be hard
    for me to justify today.

    I'd heard that about Lunchbox SPARCs, but still loved the LX. I had a Sparc
    2 in a Pizza box case, with the big 19" CRT and a type 5 keyboard. That was
    my first desktop Sparc, and I loved it...



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  • From Robert Stinnett@1:290/10 to Kurt Weiske on Sun Mar 10 13:45:05 2019
    Re: Re: Sun Computer
    By: Kurt Weiske to Andy Ball on Sat Mar 09 2019 06:08 pm

    I'd heard that about Lunchbox SPARCs, but still loved the LX. I had a Sparc 2 in a Pizza box case, with the big 19" CRT and a type 5 keyboard. That was

    I hear "pizza box case" and my mind immediately jumps to the NeXT computer that
    Steve Jobs created. They were expensive, and way ahead of their time, but they
    were awesome. I remember using it and it was only greyscale graphics at the time (but the monitor was huge!) around 1992/1993.


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  • From Phillip L Taylor Jr@1:275/201.30 to Blake Patterson on Wed Mar 24 18:31:56 2021
    On Sun 16-Jun-2019 7:00 , Blake Patterson@1:135/369.0 said to Kurt Weiske:


    In college we had some i386-based Solaris machines. Towers. They would run DOS/Windows in a window on the Solaris desktop -- but the machines were dogs,
    and I feel pretty certain they wouldn't boot straight into DOS or Windows, lacking PC BIOS. I know of no Sun machine that will natively boot DOS or Windows, and almost all of them are SPARC-based, an architecture that
    never
    received a Windows port.

    I am looking for a emulator that will run on Windows 10 and emulate the HP 3000. Based back in 1984.


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  • From Fabio Bizzi@2:335/364.3 to Phillip L Taylor Jr on Thu Mar 25 12:01:24 2021
    Hello, Phillip L Taylor Jr.
    On 24/03/21 18:31 you wrote:

    On Sun 16-Jun-2019 7:00 , Blake Patterson@1:135/369.0 said to
    Kurt Weiske: I am looking for a emulator that will run on Windows
    10 and emulate the HP 3000. Based back in 1984.

    SIMH emulates also HP3000 series III systems.
    It should be available also for windows systems.

    https://github.com/simh/simh

    https://github.com/simh/Win32-Development-Binaries

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    Fabio.
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