Subject: Re: Some info on the sun3/60 needed...
To: None <, port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Julian Bean <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 03/22/1996 13:30:14
At 11:35 am 22/3/96, wrote:
>I am about to buy an old sun3/60, and i like to know some details
>about the hardware(in order to ensure that i can run NetBSD on it). The
>system is right now unable to boot, and i don't know if it is a
>diskless station with a small swap, are there machines like that?
>And if there are can they be converted in an easy way (like buying a
>big SCSI drive)? Or if the harddrive is broken? What drives are
>supported by NetBSD?

All SCSI I/II supported by NetBSD.  To actually boot from SCSI the boot
PROMs can be more fussy - what's your PROM version.  ALthough, I am not
sure what you need anyway.

It will be diskless.  3/60s are.  (Or rather, all disks are external).  It
can be netbooted, it will have ethernet.

>System is as follows:
> sun3/60 (How fast?)
25 MHz 020 ??  Check if it has an FPU

> 16Mb RAM (Whats the maximum? Type?)
1 meg 30 pin parity SIMMs.  24 M max.

> 20" color monitor (what color options are there? 4bit? 8bit?)
8 bit.

> some sort of tapedrive, it is black and i think it is 150Mb a tape.
> Large micropolis harddrive, maybe with a MFM to SCSI converter?!?
Possibly.  3/60s have SCSI interfaces.

>/Thanks i advance/Christian Johansson/Sweden/



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