Re: Sun Ultra 30 Creator 3D Graphics Workstation
From: Doug McIntyre (merlyn_at_visi.com)
Date: 08 Aug 2004 16:46:10 GMT
"firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> writes:
>I think you guys are the experts on this thing. I'm no computer expert but
>I the app i'll be using runs on this machine.
>Just bought a second hand Sun Ultra 30 machine for some fluid
>dynamics analysis. The currently installed GUI is gnome, and the my
>application is motif. I have a full set of Solaris 9 CD media kit. If
>I turn it off, put the the install CD, will it reinstall the OS?
>Will it automatically see the other HDD? Btw, can I use PC hard disks
>to for this machine? I'd love to expand my storage.
You don't need to reinstall unless you want to. Your account may pull
up Gnome by default, but you can change that with your session login.
Also, frameworks under X can all be run under whatever window
manager/environment you want to run all concurrently, so I'd expect
that if you ran up your app, you'd see it exactly as its supposed to
be displayed right within gnome. Since the window manager standards
have moved on a bit with no updates to Motif/CDE, the converse isn't
quite true. While you can run a gnome app under CDE, it might not look
quite the same as under the wm for gnome.
To install the OS, you'll need to do a few different steps. This is
covered very very well in the docs actually. http://docs.sun.com/
You can use PC Hard disks in the machine if your PC happens to be
using SCA SCSI drives. This probably isn't too likely though (although
for a few of my PC's, this would be true :) You probably mean can you
use an IDE drive in the system. You could if you get a supported IDE
Controller for the system. http://www.sun.com/io/ Not very many
though, and the effort may be more difficult than just buying a refurb
or overstock SCA SCSI drive, which are available in lots of places
(ie. eBay, web stores, etc) which will go in and mount with the right
spud bracket and no more fuss.
-- Doug McIntyre firstname.lastname@example.org Network Engineer/Jack of All Trades Vector Internet Services, Inc.