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    Please i want your help for a issue.

    I have a HP c8000 workstation which has already the HP-UX operating system.
    My question is if i can setup a linux system (fedora or other) on this machine.

    thanks

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    It depends on the hardware for the machine. If it's just a PC underneath all that you should have no problems getting something going.

    If it'll boot off the CD, you could always try a live CD version of Fedora. That would let you know for certain and not be invasive.
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    The hardware is deprecated.
    Its specs say, it has one or two pa-risc cpus.
    http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/.../c00093136.pdf

    So no, you cannot use one of the "mainstream" live CDs, as they are made for x86 cpus.
    Traditionally, debian is available for a wide range of architectures, and indeed: The pa-riscs were supported for a while:
    Debian -- PA-RISC Port
    But no longer now, debian dropped that support.

    So if you want to play, you probably can get a linux to run on it.
    But dont expect a straightforward installation.
    Maybe this is a start:
    PARISC-LINUX
    PA-RISC Operating Systems - OpenPA.net
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