Sparc bits wanted

Antti.Roppola at Antti.Roppola at
Fri Aug 17 10:52:02 EST 2001

> Regarding the NVRAM chips - I don't want to pay $60ea plus shipping to
> get them from Sun Ripened Kernels, since I know what is involved in
> programming them and can do it myself. If someone can tell me 
> where (and
> if possible, how much) I can buy the chips unprogrammed, that 
> is ideal.

They are still expensive (compared to the cost of the hardware they
are going into). I brought my Sun IPC back to life by soldering
a watch battery to the dead NVRAM and following the NVRAM programming
FAQ. Said IPC has now been running Debian very happily. Cost? $3.

Keep an eye out at Revolve for dead Sun gear, or failing that, I should
have a spare somewhere. Definitely read the NVRAM FAQ.

> If I can get these working, they will be running linux (and hence the
> relevance, such as it is, to this list).

The net install was a doddle. Am very happy with it.  :o)

> Thanks,
> Conrad.


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