So, a patched 2.5.33 boots on sparc and appears fully functional, as much as a 2.5 version can. IDE is bust, so I have to use NFS root. The whole thing was anticlimactic in the extreme.
I rigged a dead NVRAM with two AA batteries in my IPC, so sun4c is the next target.
A teacher taped my speech in a Public Speaking class. It was horrendous when I watched it. I did not even remotely realize how bad my pronunciation was.