I guess the tadpole is probably used to Solaris. But equally, I guess that Sun will have no idea what Tadpole did to the BIOS. Google tadpole and bios password?
Can you boot the HP9000 from CD?
do I deserve everything I get for straying from Linux?
Linux is all about choice. You may stray as you choose. However, like software, choice does not come with any warranty.
"Klinger, do you know how many zoots were killed to make that one suit?" — BJ Hunnicutt, 4077 M*A*S*H