[rescue] Which is better?
rescue at sunhelp.org
Mon Jun 11 21:19:30 CDT 2001
> Which is better, Solaris 7 or Solaris 8?
IMHO, 8. i noticed a very large speed increase on my sparc5 with 128MB ram when
i went from 7 to 8.
> I was looking and saw there's newer features on Solaris 8, but it seems more
> bloated, by way of software to install. Any suggestions?
you don't need a lot, so if hard drive space is at a premium, spend the time
to do a custom install and leave out the stuff you don't need. _OR_ so a bare
minimum install and add what you need/want. on my firewall, doing a minimum
wonko at goku$ df -k
Filesystem kbytes used avail capacity Mounted on
/dev/md/dsk/d0 47975 26300 16878 61% /
/dev/md/dsk/d2 588894 184147 345858 35% /usr
/dev/md/dsk/d3 96455 3849 82961 5% /var
swap 210356 4 210352 1% /var/run
swap 210360 8 210352 1% /tmp
/dev/md/dsk/d4 96455 1614 85196 2% /opt
quick totals: 1040135 215922 741245
so, less than 250MB in use, and that includes swap usage. now, i'll be honest
with you, this machine is painful to use, since it lacks a lot of the utilities
that you are probably used to, but then this is a firewall, not a shell box,
but the point is, you can install Solaris 8 and have a usable system on a 500MB
drive if you wanted to. and 1G is not unreasonable.
on the other hand, my two sparc20s are almost full, but that's not just OS,
that's 10GB of crap i have laying about. :)
> Target machine is an SS5 with 64MB of RAM, and 2GB HD for the root and swap.
2GB? more than plenty. i'd do one of the mod-range installs, and add stuff as
you need it. you'll be fine.
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