[SunRescue] Which box should I use?
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Fri Feb 23 12:11:14 CST 2001
*rainman voice* Box 2. Definitely Box 2.
The 64meg of RAM clinches it. You didn't mention a monitor for the SS1 so I
suggest you probably should get one. 16" ones are fairly cheap. Also
upgrade to a Type 5 keyboard if the unit will handle it. (I'm not sure it
will - if anybody knows please speak up.)
For learning purposes you're really going to want the full GUI and stuff
loaded. The 1.5gig should be enough to get you up and running although /opt
will probably be a little tight depending on what you load. You could
easily use one of the 1gig externals on the SS1 without a problem and that
will load almost anything you want to get started learning Solaris.
Just my $.02. ;-)
>>From: rescue-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-admin at sunhelp.org]On
>>Behalf Of Goldarg
>>Sent: Friday, February 23, 2001 11:40 AM
>>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>>Subject: [SunRescue] Which box should I use?
>>I need to learn Solaris for work so I have decided to install
>>Solaris 7 on
>>one of my suns, My question to everyone is which box in which
>>should I install on?
>>Box #1 -- The silly choice
>>2x 1 gig external drives
>>Box #2 -- The ram box
>>SS1 with 64mb of ram
>>either 1.5 gig internal or 4 gig internal (I don't really want to
>>use the 4
>>gig since it has a working copy of NetBSD and a lot of personal
>>stuff on it
>>Box #3 -- The fast box?
>>IPC with 48mb of ram
>>1.5 gig or 4 gig drive (Same case as above)
>>I believe the IPC is a bit faster than the SS1 is but the SS1 can hold a
>>little more ram in it which may help more than speed.
>>I'm planning on running X with my CG6 after install for console use.
>>The other choice is to put together a PeeCee and try Solaris 8 on
>>it but I
>>am not sure if there are any big differences between the PC
>>version and the
>>SPARC version that I would need to watch out for.
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