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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:08 am    Post subject: What happened to sparc32? Reply with quote

I'm a veteran of several Gentoo Linux installs on various architectures and so when I was given a sparc32, my initial instinct was "Great! I'll put Gentoo on it."

Except I found that the last sparc32 livecd created was back in the Bad Old Days of Gentoo Linux 1.4.

Moreover, it has only the stage1 & stage3 tarballs and both of them run into serious problems while emerging things.

I've just succeeded in fouling up yet another install. python now generates the error "illegal instruction". /proc/cpuinfo tells me that I have a Fujitsu MB86904 which seems to correspond with -mcpu=sparclite and -mtune=sparclite.

I'm starting another try from stage3 which I'll better document, but why was the port dropped?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just noticed a note about an experimental livecd. I'll try that and get back to this.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Gentoo on Sparc, you'll probably get more help here.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last install I did on a Sparc32 was a SparcStation 20 - I used the 2004.1 (I think) cd...

I would suggest finding one of those CD's, do a stange 3 install and install a minimum system from that - then update portege and re-link the system as a 2005.1 - finally emerge --deep --newuse world ;)

ok so its going to take AGES but it will get up a nice up to date system on Sparc 32 ;)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi i have got a sparcstation 20 up and running over here and i installed it using netbooting the machine and then starting a stage 1 install as i wasn't having the luxury of a scsi cdrom..
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