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zi
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linux installation assistance

Post by zi » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:41 pm

Greetings to One and All.

I have a number of SunSparc machines and I would like to install Linux on the machines. Can anyone help?

Many thanks.

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Post by swithun » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:58 pm

Ha ha. I had an Ultra 10 a few years ago - I got it mainly for the monitor. I ended up putting *BSD on it, as there were so few Linux distros for the architecture.

You need to find a distro (you can get Debian for almost everything if you don't mind Debian) that supports whatever architecture your Sparc has (is there a difference between Ultras and Sparcs?) and burn an install disk. Then you need to figure out the PROM commands to get the machine to boot from the CD. I wish I could remember more.

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Post by martinmckenna » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:35 am


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Post by swithun » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:16 am

I read somewhere that Ubuntu has given up supporting Sparcs, so you won't get version 8 (H) or later. only 6 or 7.

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Post by chombee » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:15 pm

You want a linux mailing list such as edlug, the Edinburgh Linux Users Group, or one of ubuntu's mailing list or forums: http://www.ubuntu.com/support/communitysupport or those of another linux distro, or general linux help forums. This forum is about fixing things that are broken at the forest.
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Post by martinmckenna » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:32 pm

this is my fault , could this thread be moved to the people forum . thanks

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