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The Tadpole Sparcbook3 was dug up out of storage in time to submit it for the Reddit Portable Battlestation contest.
Â This one came from a Craigslist buy at least a decade ago, and I promptly just stuck the whole box in storage. It came with a couple of CDROMS, batteries and accessories (scsi cable, 2 Sun 3 button mice and some nice thin-net AUI transceivers). It boots up into the os now and I donâ€™t have root yet so I havenâ€™t logged in. There is an ip address on a sticker on the bottom of the system that someone in reddit pointed out is for Lockheed Martin, and upon boot it complains about not finding SQS data directories. Iâ€™m pretty sure they are referring to Boeingâ€™s SQS visualization system. It doesnâ€™t boot into X just a terminal login prompt. There are no disk or documentation for SQS.
Meanwhile Iâ€™m trying to get a clean install of Solaris on it, using the sunboot from halfmanhalftaco who also did the irixboot which worked great on my Indigo. Iâ€™m testing the netboot using my Ultra10, but that is having issues with getting a serial connection to show me a terminal.
Â Iâ€™ve made images of the ISO that I got with the SparcBook3 available here – Downloads
I will image the floppies that came with it and get them there soon.