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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:10 pm    Post subject: Sun SunFire V100 Reply with quote

I'm trying to install on this box. I've downloaded the Boot CD for Sparc64 and it boots fine until i choose the kernel 2616 or 2617. It starts to boot the choosen kernel and then gets an Illigal Insruction and boots me back to an OK prompt. Any ideas here?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stamperb,

That means the CPU has been fed an instruction is doesn't understand.

What CPU do you have ?
You need at least an UltraSparc IIi
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sun Fire V100 (UltraSPARC-IIe 500MHz), No Keyboard

This is what i see. I'm new to the Sun so I'm not sure. I presume that e is before i so this is a no go? Is there a way to install gentoo on this machien then?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stamperb,

I'm new to sun too, having done once install on an Ultra 10.
Ask in #gentoo-sparc on freenode.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is gonna sound really dumb but...what is Gentoo-sparc on freenode?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stamperb,

#gentoo-sparc is a the channel dedicated to discussing gentoo on sun sparc systems on the freenode Internet Relay Chat (IRC) service. There are a lot of gentoo channels there.

Find an internet relay chat client, connect to irc.freenote.net, then join #gentoo-sparc.
You may as well join #gentoo-uk to practice irc too, since you are new to it.

Its instant message help
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think at this point i'll just call this a failed attempt. I have a feeling anything that needs that much work to even get started I might as well just use different hardware. had this laying around so i figured i'd try it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you could search the forum, I don't think you'd have to look to hard to find other topics about this problem ;)
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