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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:20 am    Post subject: thinking of installing Gentoo on a old sun box .... Reply with quote

HI ALL.

I have a old Sun box laying around and I was thinking about converting it to Gentoo. Its
a old Enterprise One system. Here are the system specs I can remeber with looking at it.

sparc 64? most likely 200MHz
384 MB ram
SVGA card sun card
2 9GB scsi drives
1 CD-Rom
Sun 20" monitor
sun keyboard + mouse


Will Gentoo run on this hardware .... or am I wasting my time with it .... Any info
on this issue would be helpful ...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it can run pretty well on that machine. Although i do not own a sun but played around some years ago with many in the uni and i think that its a decent machine for a linux system. It all depends on the apps you want to run. If you go with something not so heavy it will work. Anyone bet the opposite? :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some thing to start:

http://gentoo-wiki.com/Misc_Sparc
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-faq.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-sparc.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-quickinstall.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-faq.xml
http://dev.gentoo.org/~ciaranm/docs/sparc-2.6.x/
http://dev.gentoo.org/~bazik/hw.php
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo.
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