[CentOS] Sparc

Mon Jul 9 21:10:22 UTC 2007
John Bowden <j-alan at btconnect.com>

On Monday 09 July 2007 15:57:32 Chris Mauritz wrote:
> Akemi Yagi wrote:
> > On 7/9/07, Adam Breaux <breauxaj at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 7/7/07, Chris <racerx at makeworld.com> wrote:
> >> > By chance, has there been any progress on a 5.0 version for an Ultra
> >> > Sparc?
> >>
> >> Debian 4 supports sparc well, has done so for a long time...biggest
> >> problem is having to netboot the installer, since most sparc boxes
> >> won't get past the initial loader stages booting the kernel, it's some
> >> known SILO issue thats been going on for a while. Most distro's seems
> >> to falter after an initial release on sparc...and quickly drop the
> >> platform.
> >
> > aurora sparc linux seems to be still actively developed.  I used it a
> > few years ago and it wasn't bad at all.
> Every time I feel like I have the time/energy to install Linux on an old
> Sparc box, I consider how much energy they use and how (relative to a
> modern PC) slow they now seem.  Pretty amazing when you consider that
> the E450 that you'd now use to hold down paper once cost more than a
> luxury car.  :)
> Best,
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Sorry to hijack this thread. I have got some old Sparc station 5's any one 
know of an o/s that I can install on them. I would like to learn all about 

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