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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:11 am    Post subject: Architecture specific install guides Reply with quote

Does anyone know where the sparc install guide went?
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-install.xml

I've got it up on my browser at the moment, but it's not there anymore so I haven't closed it. It's only been gone a few days, but the link from the main page has been gone for a while.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of the architecture specific install instructions have been removed, as far as I know. The installation handbook contains instructions for each architecture supported and should be used from now on.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feel free to email swift@gentoo.org and complain about the messy layout of the handbook when it comes to alternate archs.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Messy? Why do I suddenly feel the urge to smack you on the head with a printed version of the handbook? :p
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, since we're talking about "messy" doc and smacking folks....

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook.xml?part=1&chap=2#doc_chap3

This doc quite clearly states that I should get my sparc livecd from "releases/sparc/2004.0/livecd". This appears to be incorrect as there is no listed mirror with those files - I checked each one. Struggling through incorrect doc at step 1 of a new install makes me want to smack someone...;) Needless to say, I've not had a good first experience with gentoo...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sven Vermeulen wrote:
Messy? Why do I suddenly feel the urge to smack you on the head with a printed version of the handbook? :p

Ey Sven, we still love you really :D
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ccurran wrote:
Well, since we're talking about "messy" doc and smacking folks....

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook.xml?part=1&chap=2#doc_chap3

This doc quite clearly states that I should get my sparc livecd from "releases/sparc/2004.0/livecd". This appears to be incorrect as there is no listed mirror with those files - I checked each one. Struggling through incorrect doc at step 1 of a new install makes me want to smack someone...;) Needless to say, I've not had a good first experience with gentoo...


We were having some problems with the mirrors yesterday, You should see sparc64 livecds in that directory now.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was following the http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-install.xml file cos it was sparc specific. I remember it saying reiserfs is not recommended for Sparc architecture. is this still true?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reiserfs is kind of "use at your own risk". Some users have had good luck with it on sparc64, and others haven't. It doesn't seem to work at all on sparc/sparc32 under 2.4.x, but don't believe anyone has tried under 2.6.x
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vu wrote:
I was following the http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-install.xml file cos it was sparc specific. I remember it saying reiserfs is not recommended for Sparc architecture. is this still true?

It's definitely less well tested, and there have been reports of recovery tool screwiness. ext3 + dir_index is the sane choice.

There's also the whole performance issue -- reiserfs is a CPU hog, which isn't a good thing on boxes which tend to have lots of I/O and not so much CPU...
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