SPARCstation 20 with SCSI2SD

Kyle Owen kylevowen at
Tue Nov 27 09:44:08 CST 2018

On Sun, Nov 25, 2018 at 9:50 PM <ethan at> wrote:

> Ah cool. I was at a friend's brother's house on a work trip out to Silicon
> Valley. One of his friends was there, with something amazing running in
> QEMU. It was a work in progress, but he said that there were a lot of
> issues because QEMU was too accurate in emulating the MIPS procressors and
> in addition to this, there was bugs in his former employer's hardware that
> had software work-arounds in the real OS. So when trying to run that OS on
> the emulated system the accuracy worked against him.

Yikes! I've been thinking, since the Previous (NeXT) emulator works so
well, what would it take to turn it into a Sun emulator? I haven't looked
at the Previous source yet, but it seems like that would be a good starting

> > Trying to build MazeWar results in:
> >
> > ld: Undefined symbol
> >   ___bb_init_func
> >   DREG_SEG
> > *** Error code 2
> >
> > Not sure yet what to look for, but the source does say it was tested on
> > SunOS 3.1 and 3.4. So, I am trying to compile it on something a bit
> later.
> Sun compiler I assume and not a GCC?

Yes, the Sun compiler. At some point, I'll see if I can get my 3/60 booted,
but I'm lacking the right SCSI cable, I think. I also don't know how well
SCSI2SD will work emulating a streaming tape device, if at all.

Does anyone have a 3/60 hard disk image of SunOS 3.4 or 3.5, by chance?



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