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rsborn
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 2:09 am    Post subject: Is Sparc32 Gentoo dead? Reply with quote

I have a SS20 I would like to ressurect (It currently has a very old version of RedHat). The "new" 2005.0 experimental that is talked about in the sticky note don'e seem to exist anymore. I was able to find a copy of the 2004.1 in a mirror so I was wondering, will this allow me to get an OK modern install?

Also I have 2 sparc 2's, 2 sparc IPX's and a sparc 10,,, can these run gentoo? they don't have much for drive space but if it was worth it, I guess I could fix that

thanks,
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this isn't what you are looking for?

http://gentoo.osuosl.org/releases/sparc/2006.0/sparc32/stages/
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 12:15 am    Post subject: Yes, and No Reply with quote

Yes, I need those too but I need to boot the system first, I was hoping for a newer boot disk, I did end up finding a 2004 one on a mirror but most of the mirrors don't even have that.
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Due to the status of the kernel upstream, sparc32 is in an unsupported state, hence the lack of recent boot media.
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 7:43 pm    Post subject: That is a bummer, understandable but still a bummer Reply with quote

So that being said,,,,, anybody want a couple old SPARCS?

Maybe I should gut one and put an Mini ATX MB in one,,,,,

I have a bunch of these things, 10's 20's IPX's maybe even an IPC

thanks for the reply Weeve, I was sure there was a reason, I'm still going to try an install with one of the old disks, I'll let you know how it goes

Rick
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick - I have built one about a month or maybe two ago - mine has dual 50MHz procs in it so it wasnt exactly a fast process - but I used the 2004.1 media and a recent stage and portage snapshot - it went OK.

Due to the total lack of speed from the box tho its not going to be used I dont think :(
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still use Classics, with a gentoo built up over the years but still going strong. Classics and similar are great for mundane networking tasks: email, proxies, nameservers, personal squids, firewalls, etc. Classics are still much faster than DSL after all, plus the RISC processor can easily handle loads that make i386+ crawl.

So getting an older boot and even an old stage is fine, it's not like you will be ebuilding a lot. I stayed with 2.4 kernels, but on the Ultra will venture into 2.6 land.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a sparc 5(110MHz 256MB Ram) acting as our ftp server. The internal drive bays have a pair of 4-GB drives in a software RAID1, and the ftp folders are setup on a sun storedge raid box. It has enough horsepower to saturate it's network connection without missing a beat.
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