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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: Support for Ultra 25? Reply with quote

I going to get soon a Ultra 25, does it support Gentoo Linux?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That machine uses a UltraSPARC IIIi cpu, so it should run just fine. I personally have not run it, but I don't see any reason at this point why it wouldn't.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember seeing something in the kernel changelogs lately but i didn't find it again.
The MMU and memory controller are integrated in the IIIi processor so i guess worst case scenario is that PCIe stuff won't work.
I keep experimental CDs at http://dev.gentoo.org/~gustavoz/sparc/experimental/ which have more bleeding edge stuff like newer kernels. Give it a shot if you get the chance, the 2.6.22 kernel won't work right on that one since it lacks squashfs (it's vanilla), at least you'll get a chance to see if it gets somewhere.
I'll spin a new one soon.
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