[SunRescue] SPARCstation 2
Paul Khoury - Tech Support
pkhoury3 at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 12 21:36:04 CST 2000
At 07:29 PM 2/12/00 -0800, you wrote:
>> As Paul said, Solaris 2.3 (aka SunOS 5.3) was still pretty bad. Best
>> Linux or BSD (or Solaris 2.6/7) on it. Don't bother with trying to save
>> Solaris 2.3 install on it.
>>From experience with sparc 1's, sparc 2', sparc 4's, sparc 5's, 10',
>it would be much better to put Solaris 2.5.1 on an ss2 than 2.6/2.7. 2.5.1
>runs quite well on ss2', and is a stable, tested platform for that hardware.
>Solaris 2.6/2.7 bog the system down much more than 2.5.1 does.
I'm running 2.6 Server on my SS2's, no problem. I suppose another advantage
of the more recent OSes are that you don't have to install as many patches
as the previous OS (for Y2K, etc).
Just my 2 cents.
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