Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 8 of 8
I have a bunch of ultrasparc sun machines that I would like to put linux on but I haven't been ableto find any up to date versions for sparc. Any ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3

    best distro for sun machines


    I have a bunch of ultrasparc sun machines that I would like to put linux on but I haven't been ableto find any up to date versions for sparc. Any tips?
    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    /Ontario/Canada
    Posts
    2,619
    http://www.ultralinux.org/dists.html. I hope that is what you are looking for.

    Bryan
    Looking for a distro? Look here.
    "There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience." - Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason)
    Queen's University - Arts and Science 2008 (Sociology)
    Registered Linux User #386147.

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3
    yeah... found that they all seemed very out of date and/or unsupported and/or dead links

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Linux Guru techieMoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    9,496
    I seem to remember Debian having a Sparc version. If you're just looking for an OS in general (not necessarily Linux) you could also try the latest version of Solaris.
    Registered Linux user #270181
    TechieMoe's Tech Rants

  6. #5
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3
    I have installed solaris on a few of the machines but solaris isn't very user friendly for guests who might want to use a guest computer. I am looking for something a thwould seem a little more familiar.
    Thanks for your answers so far

  7. #6
    Linux Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Luton, England, UK, Earth
    Posts
    639
    Gentoo?

    Well I know it may not be user friendly, but kde would sure help...

  8. #7
    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    /Ontario/Canada
    Posts
    2,619
    Debian for Sparc - http://www.debian.org/ports/sparc/. I don't know if that applies to you but if it does, super!

    Bryan
    Looking for a distro? Look here.
    "There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience." - Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason)
    Queen's University - Arts and Science 2008 (Sociology)
    Registered Linux User #386147.

  9. #8
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    27

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •