Subject: Re: Sun 3/80 without...
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Adam Kropelin <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 04/25/1997 07:52:32
Emmanuel Keller wrote:
> Hi,
>   I have a problem !
>   I have 3 Sun 3/80 stations. But they don't have
>  any RAM, and no disk, and of course I didn't have
>  the operating system.
>   My questions are :
>    * Where can I found simms (9 bits/100 ns I think) ?

Yes, you want 9-chip (1x9) 30-pin SIMMs at 100ns or faster.

>    * Where can I found a hd (SCSI 1 I think) ?

A great place to locate used (read: cheap) hardware is Ebay's Auction
Web: They have sections for all imaginable types
of hardware which various resellers and individuals have put up for
auction. I recently purchased 1MB SIMMs and a hard drive from there for
my Sun 3/80. Occasionally you will see Sun-specfic hardware on there and
since few people seem to know what it is, it goes _very_ cheap. I saw
32MB VME RAM boards going for $10 a month ago or so...

>    * What must I do to install NetBSD on a Sun 3/80 ?

I'll leave this for someone more experienced. My NetBSD sun3x install
was done in a very strange manner because I had never done it before
--and I didn't have another running sun3(x) to help out so I was using
Linux on my PC. I'm sure there are _many_ better ways to do it that what
I did.

>   If someone can help me, i'll offer such a station
>   (but without RAM, HD, monitor).

Thanks, but my roommate will throw me out if I bring home any more old
hardware! :)

-- Adam