[CentOS] Sparc?

Peter A loony at loonybin.org
Tue Dec 29 23:37:01 UTC 2009


5 will run solaris 10 with a few initial issues. You may have to install 8 or 
9 first and then do a firmware upgrade to get 10 to boot for installation. Also, 
512MB max will restrict you in what you can do. ZfS boot is possible but slow 
and in general use, you want to reduce the size of zfs caches. 
Finally, depending on the graphics card, you may not be able to get a 
graphical login. But since you said your son wants to do cli f and knows all 
the commands already, that wouldn't be such a big issue. 


On Tuesday 29 December 2009 17:36:28 Slack-Moehrle wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> > I have an old ultra sparc 5. Are there any CentOS versions that support
> >  Sparc?
> >
> > Or recommendations? I know OpenBSD does, but I am more versed in Solaris
> >  and versions like Slackware or CentOS or Ubuntu.
> >
> > He also says that ZFS rules all and is pissed Apple did not adopt it.
> > Kids will be kids!
> I'm sorry if I missed something - but why not just run Solaris 10 then? It
> works on an Ultra 5 if you don't need zfs root or have 512MB.
> I think the machine has 256 now, but I should be able to find some 128
>  cheap at my local computer store.
> Solaris 10 does work though? I thought it didn't. This machine is this one:
> http://www.fouldsy.com/wp-content/images/uploads/ultra5s.jpg
> -Jason
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