[rescue] howto make multiple main boards work on a Sun Sparc 670/MP

Rob rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 15 11:14:02 CDT 2001

>  Eh?  No way.  Unless they've *broken* support for the 4/600, Linux
>sure does run on them.  My main desktop machine about three years ago
>was a 4/600 with two SM61s and two CG6s in a 4/110 chassis running
>a very early SparcLinux/SMP.  It was VERY zippy and quite stable,
>surprisingly enough.

No, it's more my information was 2 years out of date.  Not only do they 
support it, my coworker has a redhat 6.2 sparc cd already burnt, and I'm 
installing as we speak :)

>  But...for serious performance and much greater stability, I'd put
>NetBSD on them.

I'll have to check that out too... hell, if I get a bunch of machines, I can 
test out lots of os's ! :)

Also, in theory, these things will take anything on an MBus card, right?  
Right now, I have the Cypress CY7C605b's, but I should be able to upgrade to 
something zippier, right?  Any recommendations for someone trying to do this 
on a small to nonexistent budget?

- Rob

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