Sun Ultra1 question

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  1. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    Okay, i just brought home a sun box (an old ultra1) from school.

    I don't want to run solaris at home. so what version of linux should i run? I have mandrake on my laptop, and i dual boot XP with redhat on my desktop...

    i was thinking about freeBSD (which i couldn't get to work on my desktop because i have an nvidia chipset).

    What are your recommendations?
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    FreeBSD isn't a Linux.

    Anywho, I think Mandrake has a Sun version (assuming your machine is Sparc architechture), and if it were me, I would want to remain consistent... I'm not sure which ones (if any) have Sun versions.
     
  3. crontab

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    All Ultra's are under the sparc platform. Sun has not come out with a cisc box until now. There are a number of linux sparc ports, which you can find on google. FreeBsd 5.0 supports Sparc 64-bit. I'm not sure if your box is of 64- architecture though...

    My recommendation is to try everything if you have the time.

    -crontab -l
     
  4. RaginBajin

    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    if you check out www.linuxiso.org.. You can go through and see the different Ditros and the versions they have..
     
  5. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    well, i know that rehat and mandy have sparc distros. this thread was meant more as a "which version would you recommend"...

    I just want to setup the box so i can do my unix programming assignments on it (which i currently do on my laptop using mandrake 9)


    I'm actually haven't trouble getting the box to work on its own right now. Small electricall short i have to fix, then I'm up and running!

    I also picked up a case for an SGI Indigo today :cool:
     
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    Astro Code Monkey

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    I shied away from Red Hat since v6.2 is the very last SPARC version put out by them, although others are working on porting the x86 v7.x version to SPARC.

    So I looked into Debian. I didn't know it at the time, but their ISP was getting hammered by the worm last week and I was getting impatient. So I checked out SuSE. From two different mirrors, I wasn't able to get a good disk 1 ISO.

    So I tried Mandrake v7.1 SPARC edition on my Ultra10. It installed very smoothly. I've had no problems with it so far...
     
  7. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    thanks for the good advice. SuSE didn't come to mind.....
    but since you've had good luck with Mandrake and i run that on my laptop, it should be a good one to try...

    but i think my sun monitor is toast. gonna take it to the lab and test it on an ultra60 to find out.
     

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