[Oberon] Re (2): OS for Sparc 2.

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Tue Jul 21 15:47:53 CEST 2020

Liam, Bernhard and all, 

From:	Treutwein Bernhard <Bernhard.Treutwein at Verwaltung.Uni-Muenchen.DE>
Date:	Tue, 21 Jul 2020 09:55:46 +0000
> Maybe OpenSolaris (see https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenSolaris) or 
> one of its Derivates (Polaris/OpenIndiana) might be worth to look at.

From:	Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>
Date:	Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:17:02 +0200
> Like I said previously -- Solaris *7* is the last version to support sun4c.

Thanks for the comments.  Several OSs listed in Wikipedia.

A few years back I installed NetBSD by TFTP.  A similar procedure 
might work with a netboot or CD or DVD image for Debian 4.0r9.  A DVD 
image might accomplish everything needed in one go?  Any advantage in 
pursuing an old Solaris or Open BSD? 

Beyond that, which Oberon is the best choice?  Which Oberons will work 
on Debian 4?  Will any Oberon work on NetBSD 9 or an old Solaris or 
OpenBSD?  Any specific recommendations?

The battery in the clock/NVRAM module is dead.  So my first task is to 
replace the battery with a socket and coin cell.  That can't happen 
until I have access to the site at the campus; currently closed as 
precaution with COVID-19.

One of the instructions for the coin cell modification includes 
replacement of the clock crystal.  Not clear why that is done.  Do the 
crystals drift with age?  How significant is that?

Thanks,                              ... Lyall E.

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