Joined: 14 Apr 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 3:30 am Post subject:
|The ultra 1 should have an ultrasparc cpu I believe, hence the 64 bit -mcpu=ultrasparc should be used in make.conf. A 2005.0 install I did in the last week on a Netra t 1120 set this up for me, but check to see your make.conf is defaulting to something sensible.
Also set 'ultra1' as a USE flag, this will be picked up by the kernel ( development-sources / gentoo-dev-sources / gentoo-sources / sparc-sources, of which I recommend using sparc-sources ) and I believe will implement some fix thats particular to a hardware quirk found only in the ultra1. Also remember that sparc-sources is 2.4.x, so I hope you recall the settings you used to need for 2.4'isms, like devfsd, etc.
I had to comment out a bunch of login sessions spawned via /etc/inittab that produced a lot of console and /var/log/messages entries like
|agetty: /dev/tty3: No such file or directory
agetty: /dev/tty1: No such file or directory
agetty: /dev/tty4: No such file or directory
Maybe there is a better way to do this, but this did the trick.
The system is running well now, a dual 440MHz US-II with 2 GB of ram is still IMHO a formidable box, even if its running a 2.4.x kernel. I wasnt planning on testing a 2.6.x install as I was doing the install remotely and could not be there to troubleshoot if things went horribly awry, but you might be more adventurous