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Old 12-28-2016, 12:35 PM   #1
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Where to find Sunpci III software for Solaris 10


Hi, I recently purchased a nice Sun Blade 2500 Silver, single processor 8GB RAM. The machine is in perfect condition and when I opened the case I had a nice surprise: there was a sunpci 3 card included.
Unfortunately the seller reinstalled solaris 10 thus wiping all preinstalled software and I am not able to find the SUNWspci3.tar.Z file anywhere. Oracle website is not helping (only documentation there).
I googled a lot to no avail.
My experience with Solaris is very basic (I'm experienced with Debian/Arch/CentOS, and I can use OpenBSD, Slackware and FreeBSD), I managed to install my favourite packages with OpenCSW but I don't know which commands can tell me the exact Solaris 10 version (I understand the sunpci card has some issues with unpatched systems) nor if there is something similar to lspci to tell which exact version of sunpci card I have (it's a sunpci 3 but I don't know if it's a regular or a pro).
Can someone help me or point me to useful resources?
 
Old 12-28-2016, 01:20 PM   #2
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There are a ton of FTP search sites out there to find files left up in odd corners of the web. My personal favorite has been FileWatcher.com

Solaris 10 is old but not ancient, although you may find something from archive.org or WinWorld PC. Maybe Oracle has a message board for either their or community support?
 
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To get the exact release of Solaris do:

Code:
cat /etc/release
 
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:28 PM   #4
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There are a ton of FTP search sites out there to find files left up in odd corners of the web. My personal favorite has been FileWatcher.com

Solaris 10 is old but not ancient, although you may find something from archive.org or WinWorld PC. Maybe Oracle has a message board for either their or community support?
Thanks but I found nothing, I already searched archive.org (the original Sun site is there).
 
Old 12-28-2016, 02:24 PM   #5
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To get the exact release of Solaris do:

Code:
cat /etc/release
Thanks, the release seems ok:

Code:
                   Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 s10s_u11wos_24a SPARC
  Copyright (c) 1983, 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
                            Assembled 17 January 2013
I also found out that Solaris provides this command (to be run as root) to list all pci devices:

Code:
/usr/X11/bin/scanpci -v
Source:
http://wikisec.free.fr/solaris/hardware.html

Last edited by alex1985; 12-28-2016 at 02:39 PM. Reason: Add information
 
Old 12-29-2016, 08:24 AM   #6
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Hi I got ahold of the software (the seller found an installation CD). This card (SunPci III) is amazing. The software needed a simple edit on a binary to remove a system date check that stopped to work after 2009. Now it works perfectly.
 
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Hi alex1985,
I have a SUN Blade 2500 with the SunPci III card like you.
I am not able to get the card working.
I succeeded to install the software, below the steps.
The SUNWspci3.tar.Z is uncompressed and the .tar extracted into /Documents folder;

pkgadd -d /Documents

(pkgadd found SUNWspci3 and start to install the drivers)
(I got one first error that the sunpcidrv.2100 is missing)

Googling I found the solution:

cd /opt/SUNWspci3/drivers/solaris/
ln -s sunpcidrv.280 sunpcidrv.2100
ln -s sunpcidrv.280.64 sunpcidrv.2100.64

Then I installed the last patch 118591-04.zip to fix the millennium bug. Uncompress the zip file and then:

patchadd /var/spool/patch/118591-04

Now I can start the SunPCi software and it is possible to create also the disk.image (in several flavour from dos, linux, winxp/2000).
But during the creation of the virtual disk I got this error message:

File Selection Error
Directory does not exist

The yellow blinking led of the card become fixed (still yellow) and nothing happen.
Any suggestions?
What means. "Directory does not exist"?
I hope you can help me.
Grazie mille
 
  


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